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Passion & Resurrection

Passion & Resurrection

This is an outstanding recording on every level. Faultlessly produced and engineered by the Harmonia Mundi team of Robina Young and Brad Michel, it’s an album that consistently moves the heart and delights the ear.

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Stile Antico’s seventh recording focuses on the dramatic events of Holy Week, retracing in music the journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Twelve different composers are represented in an enthralling programme encompassing the English, Flemish and Spanish Renaissance. At the heart of the disc are twin settings of the mediaeval carol Woefully Arrayed: one by William Cornysh (1465-1523), and one commissioned in 2009 especially for Stile Antico by British composer John McCabe (b. 1939) and recorded here for the first time.

Recorded: February, 2012
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Format: Hybrid SACD
Catalogue Number: HMU807555

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Classics Today 10/10, November 2012

Classics Today 10/10, November 2012

This is an outstanding recording on every level. Faultlessly produced and engineered by the Harmonia Mundi team of Robina Young and Brad Michel, it’s an album that consistently moves the heart and delights the ear.

Craig Zeichner, Ariama (12 November, 2012)

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Stile Antico represents the future of serious, unhyped, technically polished, stylistically attuned, and musically affecting choral performance.

David Vernier, Classics Today (25 October, 2012)

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Everything about this disc is outstanding: the music, the recorded sound, the artwork, the documentation and, of course, the performances. This is another very impressive achievement by Stile Antico.

John Quinn, MusicWeb International (28 December, 2012)

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In the middle of the CD is John McCabe’s Woefully Arrayed, written for Stile Antico in 2009. It’s the group’s first venture into contemporary music, and it’s brought off with the same level of insight and tonal richness that Stile Antico brings to centuries-old material… Another strong entry in the annals of this immensely talented group.

David Weininger, The Boston Globe (23 December, 2012)

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Passion & Resurrection is to be welcomed both for its skilled execution, and for clever programming… Highlights include Stile Antico’s soaring, cathedral-like harmonic layerings on Tallis’s O Sacrum Convivium and the joyous, cascading repetitions of Gibbons Hosanna to the Son of David

Andy Gill, The Independent (3 November, 2012)

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The performances are second to none, rivetingly presented with all the skill of master musicians who have been doing this for years—the miracle is that they are all young, and yet still are able to penetrate the essence of these wonderful works.

Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition (31 October, 2012)

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  1. Cornysh: Woefully Arrayed
  2. Gibbons: Hosanna to the Son of David
  3. Tallis: O sacrum convivium
  4. Lassus: In monte Oliveti
  5. Morales: O crux, ave
  6. Victoria: O vos omnes
  7. John McCabe: Woefully Arrayed
  8. Taverner: Dum transisset
  9. Guerrero: Maria Magdalene
  10. Byrd: In resurrectione tua
  11. Lheritier: Surrexit pastor bonus
  12. Gibbons: I am the Resurrection
  13. Crecquillon: Congratulamini mihi

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Stile Antico is delighted to make its recordings available to UK customers through this website. Each disc is offered at the competitive price of £11.99 (plus P&P*), a saving of at least 20% on the high street price, except for Music for Compline at just £6.99 and Sing with the Voice of Melody at £7.99. In purchasing directly from Stile Antico, rather than through third-party retailers, you directly benefit the work of the group.

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