Passion & Resurrection – Music inspired by Holy Week

Stile Antico

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

This programme presents settings of texts inspired by the events of Holy Week and Easter. Two settings of the poem Woefully arrayed provide a particular focal point, one by the early renaissance English composer William Cornysh (1465-1523), and the other a recent setting written for Stile Antico by John McCabe (b.1939). The remaining music presents a crosssection of Renaissance composers from England and the European continent, taking us from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper, the Crucifixion on Good Friday to the resurrection on Easter day. Stylistically, a particularly interesting comparison can be made between the English pieces presented here and those from the continent. While it was one Englishman (John Dunstaple) who, in the 1420s and 30s had laid the foundations of the Renaissance style on both sides of the Channel, by the end of the fifteenth century English music had developed a strikingly individual voice; this insularity was largely to remain until the early 17th century, in spite of an unmistakable ‘drip-feed’ of continental influences. This is in marked contrast to the constant cross-fertilization seen amongst composers on the European mainland during this period. This fact can be attributed largely to the fact that, for obvious geographical reasons, English composers were comparatively less-travelled than their continental counterparts, many of whom spent time working in at least two different countries. In sixteenth-century England, political and religious upheaval also had a large part to play in the development of new styles.

Tracklist

1.
Woefully arrayed
07:37
2.
Hosanna to the Son of David
02:53
3.
O sacrum convivium
04:16
4.
In monte oliveti
03:58
5.
O crux ave
03:41
6.
O vos omnes
04:16
7.
Woefully arrayed
09:57
8.
Dum transisset
08:40
9.
Maria Magdalene
07:02
10.
In resurrectione tua
01:51
11.
Surrexit pastor bonus
05:08
12.
I am the Resurrection and the Life
04:25
13.
Congratulamini mihi
07:22

Total time: 01:11:06

Additional information

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Mastering Engineer

Brad Michel

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Producer

Robina G. Young

Recording Engineer

Brad Michel

Recording location

All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Pyramix

SKU

807555DI

Release Date July 7, 2014
SKU 807555DI

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