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Magnificat - Scattered Ashes - The Sunday Times


15 February 2016
The Sunday Times
Stephen Pettitt

Before his execution in 1498 for heresy - he had spoken out against a corrupt pope - the Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola wrote meditations on two Psalm texts that were widely circulated and set to music by the greatest late-Renaissance composers. This choice selection ranges from Josquin's epic Miserere mei, Deus to Byrd's Infelix ergo, every work a model of emotionally moving expressive intensity. The singers exquisitely shape and blend each one.


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