This celebratory recording by Magnificat showcases the rich, contrapuntal Renaissance style of Philippe Rogier's music and is bursting with lush textures and colours.
Joining Magnificat in this performance is the instrumental group His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts with organ and harp, keeping with the Spanish liturgical music tradition of the sixteenth century. This full ensemble creates a kaleidoscope of sound and complements Rogier's intricate compositional techniques which includes up to twelve chordal parts in some of the movements.
This recording truly demonstrates Rogier's position as one of the last great Renaissance composers.
View the booklet in full here.
A free podcast discussing Rogier is available on the Magnificat website: http://chorworks.com/podcasts/
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'Such a polished performance by this well-blended group of voices makes very pleasurable listening.'more >>musica Dei donum
'not to be missed by anyone'more >>AllMusic.com
‘Magnificat delivers clear, stirring performances…for fans of the polychoral style of the late Baroque this recording is likely to come as a major revelation.’more >>Audiophile Audition
"Another exceptionally worthy and virtually unknown Renaissance composer emerges from the dust heap of history—to wonderful effect."more >>Fanfare
'Cave achieves a marvelous ensemble with these forces...heartily recommended.'more >>Sonograma Magazine
A great review from the Spanish Sonograma Magazinemore >>Classica
A review from the French magazine Classicamore >>Audio Visual Club of Atlanta
'By tastefully enriching and illuminating the harmony...they reinforce its glowing qualities.'more >>Audiophilia.com
'...this performance confirms their place in the very front rank of Early Music practitioners...'more >>Klassik.com
'...hervorragender englischer Consortsänger, kontinuierlich hohe Qualität...'more >>BBC Music Magazine
...a glorious jamboree of instruments doubling and decorating the vocal lines...'more >>The Scotsman
"[A] delicious mix of South European polychoral textures and the seamless polyphony of the north."more >>SA-CD.net
"A lovely and thoroughly engaging disc from Magnificat..."more >>MusicWeb International
'This is a worthy - wonderful, even - follow-up to the earlier Magnificat recording of Rogier'more >>The Huffington Post
"The performances are delivered with the right blend of musical precision and spiritual haze..."more >>The Guardian
'The works on what is Magnificat's second disc of Rogier's music for Linn show how the composer's style...'more >>The Oxford Times (Live)
'This concert was a real treat; an evening of wonderful, luscious sounds from a highly accomplished ensemble.'more >>International Record Review
'The excellent recording...is very precise and revealing.'more >>