Performers: Choir of Westminster Cathedral - James O'Donnell, The Master of Music
Playing time: 66'31
Recording date: June/July 1992
Six masses by Francisco de Peñalosa survive, of which the Missa Ave Maria peregrina (based on several Marian chants) is the only one not built on a secular melody. The Missa Nunca fué pena mayor is based on the Superius and occasionally the Tenor of a well-known villancico by Johannes Wreede (Urrede). Sacris solemniis is a setting of a popular Corpus Christi hymn, alternating polyphony with the rhythmicized monophonic tune.
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