CDGIM – Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria & Missa Sicut lilium. CDGIM Digital booklet (PDF) · Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (/ ). Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (/) The Missa Assumpta est Maria, based on his own motet of that name which in turn is based on a short phrase. Peter Phillips directs The Tallis Scholars in two masses by Palestrina. This album won the Gramophone Early Music Award in

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Assumpta est Maria a 5 (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina) – ChoralWiki

These features inevitably transfer themselves to the parody Mass, most obviously in the Gloria and Credo, but also in the shorter movements where greater elaboration was customary. In the motet the opening point is treated to two complete expositions in leisurely style, and the remaining music is scarcely less elaborately laid asxumpta.

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No Renaissance composer and few later ones have been as proficient as Palestrina at writing positive, outward-going, major-key music, and in this context Assumpta est Maria represents one of the most important works of the period.

The musical style of them both supports this too: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Number of voices: February Total duration: Anche lo stile musicale di entrambi i lavori suffraga questa ipotesi: The musical style is noticeably lucid, and although it is not as protracted as some of his very first settings, like Benedicta es caelorumin which he was still clearly learning his trade, there is some exhaustive working of the basic musical material.


In both cases the power of the writing is largely attributable to bright sonorities: Original text and translations Original text and translations may be found at Assumpta est Maria and Quae est ista quae progreditur.

On the other hand, The Tallis Scholars had ezt rely on their own editions for recording the Masses Sicut liliumNigra sumBenedicta es and Nasce la gioja mia. Indeed such pieces as zssumpta Missa Assumpta est Maria have regularly been performed in recent years in Protestant services where the kind of syllabic setting shown, for example, at the beginning of the Gloria is in line with one of the founding principles of all the reformed religions.

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It is the inventiveness of these different sub-divisions of the main choir, constantly grouping and regrouping, and the elastic way in which the text is set, which gives this music its irrepressible character. It is not essentially that it is a better piece of music than all the other contenders. Welcome to Hyperion Records, paletrina independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Don’t show me this message again. Transposed down a note. The first Kyrie, for example, begins with imitation between all the parts but very quickly has settled into alternating harmonically controlled phrases which rely for their effect on being rescored. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

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Two-part motet, the model for the parody mass of the same name. The more relaxed, more abstract style of such early settings as the Missa Sicut lilium has not often been heard in church services since the first half of the sixteenth century, but it has increasingly attracted a following among concert-goers who pay to hear the music as music, rather than as an adjunct to worship.


It is a feature of modern music-making that professional concert-choirs do not necessarily choose the same repertoire as that of church choirs, even though they make their selection from the same composers.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Views Read View source View history. Assukpta Tallis Scholars have sung his music more th Beethoven and Mozart are possible rivals in this, but with them the process hasn’t been going on for so long.

Assumpta est Maria a 6 (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina) – ChoralWiki

Although Palestrina is much less well known in this mood, he wrote a large number of pieces which are akin to Sicut liliumof palesrrina the Missa Nigra sum is perhaps the most accessible, though many of his madrigals provide excellent examples of the same thing. The whole system of reputation in pre-Baroque music rests largely on historical accident and is open to review at any time. Midi files one for each part zipped. The parody motet Assumpta est Maria shows the way in its opening bars: Presumably Lassus took part in performances of the pieces contained in it, though his sacred compositions scarcely reflect the elegiac mood of Sicut lilium and in general he seems to have learnt little of importance from Palestrina.