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Veni Domine – Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel

9956

Synopsis

The Vatican Library is home to the most important and extensive collection of sacred music manuscripts in the world and the Sistine Chapel Choir has unlimited access to this extraordinary archive. The Sistine Chapel choir, the oldest choir in the world, has sung this music for centuries, and in recent years has reached new musical heights of excellence. The Director of the Sistine Chapel, Monsignor Massimo Palombella, has taken on an exciting double challenge. On the one hand, he is presenting polyphonic works from the Vatican Library in new editions reflecting the very highest standards of contemporary academic scholarship in polyphony. On the other hand, he is also developing performance practices for the choir to bring even the most intricate and impossibly difficult motets to life in a way which respects and clarifies the liturgical meaning of the music. Many of the works on this recording by famous names such as Palestrina and Desprez, all written to form part of Papal Celebrations for Advent and Christmas, have never been heard before.

Additional Info

  • No: 9956
  • Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Josquin Desprez, Jacob Clemens non Papa, Tomàs Luis de Victoria, Giovanni Maria Nanino, Pérotin, Gregorian Chants
  • Conductor: Massimo Palombella
  • Orchestra: Sistine Chapel Choir (Cappella Sistina)
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 01:30:00
  • Producers: Deutsche Grammophon, C Major Entertainment
  • Format: 4K
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