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Palestrina: Missa Confitebortibi Domine

Magazine article Gramophone

Palestrina: Missa Confitebortibi Domine

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Palestrina Missa Confitebortibi Domine. Benedicts sit sancta Trinitas. Canticum Canticorum Salomonis--No 12, Confitebor tibi Domine. Introduxit me rex. Loquebantur variis linguis. Magnificat primi toni. Two Ricercars (attrib) Yale Schola Cantorum / David Hill with Bruce Dickey cornett Liuwe Tamminga org Hyperion (F) CDA68210 (70' * DDD * T/t)

This is really two quite separate discs. One has the 28 voices of the Yale Schola Cantorum, performing unaccompanied in Christ Church, New Haven, CT; and the other has the cornett and organ of Bruce Dickie and Liuwe Tamminga in the Basilica of S Martino, Bologna. The insert confusingly gives David Hill as director of both; and it gives no hint that two of the pieces Bruce Dickie plays are literal renderings of Giovanni Bassano's published arrangements of Palestrina (though the information is there in Noel O'Regan's useful booklet note). Beyond that, it lists the keyboard ricercars as only 'attrib', whereas they are clearly ascribed in the source, merely doubted in some circles because they were never printed and do not survive in Palestrina's hand. …

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