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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2015, 04:57:00 AM »
I may just possibly have a recording of our performance of Pueri Hebræorum . . . but I do not remember it being especially presentable . . . .
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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2015, 05:01:20 AM »
Oh!  It's from the Ensemble Plus Ultra box:



That is a great box.  My only complaint is the omission of the Requiem.  I have been enjoying this recent recording which couples the Victoria with Gesualdo.   Tenebrae is a good ensemble.


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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2015, 05:11:22 AM »
That is a great box.  My only complaint is the omission of the Requiem.

Is the Requiem distinct from the Missa pro defunctis on disc 1?
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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2015, 05:20:19 AM »
Is the Requiem distinct from the Missa pro defunctis on disc 1?

He wrote two.  The one in this box is the earlier one for 4 voices from 1583.  Officium Defunctorum for 6 voices was written in 1603 and the one most people consider his best work.

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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2015, 05:21:27 AM »
Thanks for the enlightenment.
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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2015, 05:46:48 AM »
Thanks for the enlightenment.
+1, must investigate. Off to parents for Easter holidays now though, so I'll stick to Richafort and Herreweghe's Bach cantatas for now, among other things
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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2015, 11:58:03 AM »
Morales: Office des Ténèbres



Doulce Memorie is an excellent early music ensemble, and this recording is highly recommended.  Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500 –  1553) was a Spanish composer of the Renaissance. He is generally considered to be the most influential Spanish composer before Victoria.

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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2015, 12:52:34 PM »
Currently listening to Nicolo Jommelli's Lamentazioni per il Mercoledi Santo....





....this comes with a high recommendation for both content and performance.
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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2015, 08:31:52 AM »
F. Couperin: Lecons de Ténébres....


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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2015, 11:35:07 AM »
Delalande: Trois Lecons de Tenebres....





This is a stunning work and I can only endorse the high recommendation from JCBuckley earlier.
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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2015, 11:53:19 AM »
Delalande: Trois Lecons de Tenebres....





This is a stunning work and I can only endorse the high recommendation from JCBuckley earlier.

thanks in general for your several posts - very good info.  The De Lalande Tenebres is excellent.  I know it from this recording:


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« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2015, 11:56:39 AM »
thanks in general for your several posts - very good info.  The De Lalande Tenebres is excellent....


You are most welcome. This is a very good idea for a thread.
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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2015, 12:41:06 PM »
Zelenka: The Lamentations of Jeremiah....






....Lamentations for Maundy Thursday.
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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2015, 04:04:24 AM »
Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Good Friday....


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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2015, 04:20:11 AM »
Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories [performed by The Sixteen]....





....currently listening to Responsories for Good Friday.
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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2017, 12:55:41 AM »
This would be a worthy adition to any collection of lamentations:


Another winner by the Egidius Kwartet as far as I'm concerned. But I've become somewhat of a fan of this Dutch group.... :)
Half of the disc is filled with Lassus, the other half by (other) Franco-Flemish composers  Alexander Agricola and Jacob Arcadelt. The single piece of four minutes by Christobal de Morales is the odd one out.I would have preferred a complete recording of the Lassus, since performances are exemplary, and another full disc with lesser known composers.
But with performances of this quality we can't complain.  :) And who knows, perhaps the Egidius will do a complete Lassus in the future.

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classRev/2008/May08/Lamentatio_ktc1343.htm

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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2017, 01:27:23 AM »
This would be a worthy adition to any collection of lamentations:


Another winner by the Egidius Kwartet as far as I'm concerned. But I've become somewhat of a fan of this Dutch group.... :)
Half of the disc is filled with Lassus, the other half by (other) Franco-Flemish composers  Alexander Agricola and Jacob Arcadelt. The single piece of four minutes by Christobal de Morales is the odd one out.I would have preferred a complete recording of the Lassus, since performances are exemplary, and another full disc with lesser known composers.
But with performances of this quality we can't complain.  :) And who knows, perhaps the Egidius will do a complete Lassus in the future.

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classRev/2008/May08/Lamentatio_ktc1343.htm

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Listening to it now - wonderful.  Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Lamentations
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2017, 01:59:28 AM »
Top choice for the Tenebrae Responsories is Victoria in the recording from Westminster Cathedral Choir directed by David Hill. I have a set from La Colombina and Schola Antiqua of the Victoria's Officium Hebdomadae Sacrae complete; this has the music for Palm Sunday, the Responsories and Lamentations, including those set as plainsong, antiphons and other prayers - it is an interesting set but not as directly involving as the polyphonic Responsories or Lamentations by themselves.

I have so many sets of Lamentations that I find it hard to make a choice though I probably listen to Tallis most often.

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