Rogier: Music from the Missae Sex

Rogier: Music from the Missae Sex

Rogier: Music from the Missae Sex
CKD 387
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    Magnificat, one of the world's leading vocal ensembles, presents a new collection of premiere recordings by the Renaissance composer Philippe Rogier in celebration of the 450th anniversary of Rogier's birth.

    Magnificat, who specialise in the restoration and performance of neglected choral masterpieces of the 16th and 17th centuries, embraces the composer's rich, contrapuntal Renaissance style.

    The lush textures and colours for which Rogier is renowned are highlighted by the musicians and singers in this historically-informed performance that is bursting with vitality and energy.  The inclusion of cornetts and sackbuts adds a noble and grandious sound to the performance and were an important tool for composers in creating a colourful timbre in the 16th and 17th centuries.