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Huelgas Ensemble - Sacred Songs of the Renaissance

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Huelgas Ensemble - Sacred Songs of the Renaissance

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Track List
Gaude Virgo Mater Christi a 6 (excerpt) (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Sanctus from Missa "Et ecce terrae motus" a 12 voce (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Qui Tollis from Missa "Et ecce terrae motus" a 12 voce (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Mitten wir im Leben sind mit dem Tod umfangen (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ mein Hoffnung steht auf Erden (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Motet a 5: Qui concolabatur me (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Regina coeli - Marian Antiphon for 12 Voices (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Spem in alium: Forty-part motet (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Agnus Dei from Missa Super "Sancta Maria" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Agnus Dei I & II a 6 from Missa tempore paschali (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Ecce beatam lucem: Forty-part non-liturgical motet (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Gaude Virgo Mater Christi a 6 (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Gaude Virgo Mater Christi a 6 (excerpt) (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Sanctus from Missa "Et ecce terrae motus" a 12 voce (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Qui Tollis from Missa "Et ecce terrae motus" a 12 voce (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Mitten wir im Leben sind mit dem Tod umfangen (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ mein Hoffnung steht auf Erden (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Motet a 5: Qui concolabatur me (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Regina coeli - Marian Antiphon for 12 Voices (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Spem in alium: Forty-part motet (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Agnus Dei from Missa Super "Sancta Maria" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Agnus Dei I & II a 6 from Missa tempore paschali (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Ecce beatam lucem: Forty-part non-liturgical motet (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Gaude Virgo Mater Christi a 6 (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart

Sacred Songs of the Renaissance combines the virtuosity of one of the top choirs in the world with the musical sensibilities of producer Ellen Holmes. All of the pieces are Renaissance settings of religious texts recorded by the Huelgas Ensemble.

Sacred Songs of the Renaissance combines the virtuosity of one of the top choirs in the world with the musical sensibilities of producer Ellen Holmes. All of the pieces are Renaissance settings of religious texts recorded by the Huelgas Ensemble.  From their catalogue, Ellen selected and sequenced these pieces to draw the listener ever more deeply into a contemplative religious experience.

The Huelgas Ensemble was founded by Paul Van Nevel in 1971. The Belgian group is noted for recording unknown works and for their "burnished" sound. They have made more than 50 recordings for Sony Music and France’s Harmonia Mundi and have earned many significant awards. This CD focuses on Renaissance polyphonic music--i.e. multiple simultaneous harmonies as distinct from Medieval monophonic "Gregorian" chant. The album features the only recording of “Gaude Virgo Mater Christi à  6”, an English sacred piece from the Eton Choirbook (a collection of some of the earliest polyphonic music), as well as “Spem in alium: Forty-part motet” and “Ecce beatam lucem: Forty-part non-liturgical motet”, two of the most complex polyphonic works in the Western repertoire. 

Ellen Holmes, who also produces sacred music programs for NPR, has created numerous compilations of sacred music, notably the best-selling “Sacred Treasures” series of Russian Orthodox music, and the “Sacred Songs of…” series, that includes CDs devoted to Mary, Angels and Hope. Each CD is a carefully sequenced collection of the best contemplative sacred choral music sung by the finest artists from around the globe. 

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