The Sixteen Archive
MONTEVERDI: Messa a Quattro voci et salmi of 1650; CAVALLI: Magnificat – The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro
A terrific start to a new two-part series. MONTEVERDI: Messa a Quattro voci et salmi of 1650 (Vol. 1); CAVALLI: Magnificat – The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro Cor 16142, 71:29 ****: After Monteverdi’s death in 1643 at the age of 76, his publisher thought highly enough of some of his unpublished pieces to put […]
Eight Christmas CDs of Note, Holidays 2016 “Song of the Nativity” – The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro COR16146, 73:58 (10/14/16) [Distr. by Naxos] *****: This wonderful Christmas offering comprises some of the best modern carols and choral works of the modern age, sung to absolute perfection by a noted and very reliable ensemble. The […]
“Spirit, Strength, & Sorrow” = Setting of the Stabat Mater by ALISSA FIRSOVA, TONU KORVITS, CLAUDIO CASCIOLINI, MATTHEW MARTIN, DOMENICO SCARLATTI – The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro
Christophers’s Coro goes from strength to strength in this absorbing collection.
MONTEVERDI: Vespers of 1610 – Grace Davidson, Charlotte Mobbs, sopranos/ Simon Berridge, Jeremy Budd, Mark Dobell, tenors/ Ben Davies, Eamonn Dougan, bass/ The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro (2 CDs)
Christophers weighs in with a solid, if not blazing, reading.
A worthy effort, but not quite up to the classic Gardiner version on Philips.
BACH: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 = Mass in g; Mass in F; Cantata No. 102, “Lord, Your eyes look for faith!” – The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – CORO
Fine renditions of these late parodies, with the advantage of the cantata originals as well.
Ikon of Light = TAVENER: A Hymn to the Mother of God; Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God; The Lamb; The Tyger; Ikon of Light; Today the Virgin; Eonia – The Sixteen/ Members of Duke Quartet/ Harry Christophers – CORO
A worthy tribute to a fine and important composer.
“The Italian Collection” = HANDEL, A. SCARLATTI, G. GABRIELI, CALDARA, CAVALLI, LASSUS, PALESTRINA, ANERIO, ALLEGRI, LOTTI and STEFFANI – The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro (5 CDs box)
At half the normal price, this is really hard to resist.
“The Victoria Collection” = The Call of the Beloved; Devotion to Our Lady; Requiem 1605; The Mystery of the Cross – The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro (1 SACD+3 CDs)
Once again Coro has grouped some outstanding discs together and reduced the price—and a nice price at that.
BARTLOMIEJ PEKIEL: Missa a14; Resonet in laudibus; Dulcis amor Jesu; Magnum nomen Domini etc. – The Sixteen/ Eamonn Dougan – Coro
Rarities by the first Renaissance Polish court composer who doesn’t quite stand up to his Italian masters.
PALESTRINA Vol. 2 = Hodie Christus natus est; Christie Redemptor omnium; Magnificat Quinti Toni; Tui sunt caeli; Reges Tharsis; Missa Hodie Christus natus est; Song of Songs, Nos. 1-3; O magnum mysterium – The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro
A fine follow up to the first volume in a series that promises outstanding moments.
An excellent recording—and almost a great one—of Handel’s masterwork.
This 2009 Handel Celebration is a fun fest from start to finish.