For many, the name Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina symbolizes renaissance counterpoint, with arching melodic lines serenely knitted together to create a lofty tranquility. The music of Holy Week demands something more, though, as it must commemorate the dark and dramatic events of the crucifixion. Palestrina wrote at least four settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, more than any other well-known composer, and it is the Third Book which is heard here, interleaved with appropriate chants to place it in liturgical context. It is beautiful music of considerable gravitas, conveying extremes of emotion with harmonic thrusts one might not expect from Palestrina. The thirteen male voices of Musica Contexta make a wonderful sound under the direction of Jeremy Ravens, and are well attuned to the flow of this music.
Includes antiphon(s) by Anonymous. Ensemble: Musica Contexta. Conductor: Simon Ravens.
Includes responsory(-ies) by Anonymous. Ensemble: Musica Contexta. Conductor: Simon Ravens.

For many, the name Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina symbolizes renaissance counterpoint, with arching melodic lines serenely knitted together to create a lofty tranquility. The music of Holy Week demands something more, though, as it must commemorate the dark and dramatic events of the crucifixion. Palestrina wrote at least four settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, more than any other well-known composer, and it is the Third Book which is heard here, interleaved with appropriate chants to place it in liturgical context. It is beautiful music of considerable gravitas, conveying extremes of emotion with harmonic thrusts one might not expect from Palestrina. The thirteen male voices of Musica Contexta make a wonderful sound under the direction of Jeremy Ravens, and are well attuned to the flow of this music.
Includes antiphon(s) by Anonymous. Ensemble: Musica Contexta. Conductor: Simon Ravens.
Includes responsory(-ies) by Anonymous. Ensemble: Musica Contexta. Conductor: Simon Ravens.

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For many, the name Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina symbolizes renaissance counterpoint, with arching melodic lines serenely knitted together to create a lofty tranquility. The music of Holy Week demands something more, though, as it must commemorate the dark and dramatic events o
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