Palestrina Celebration

A Palestrina Celebration
Pro Cantione Antiqua - Mark Brown / Bruno Turner
Pickwick Allegro 1085


  1. Missa Papae Marcelli: Kyrie and Gloria
  2. Stabat Mater
  3. Missa Brevis: Credo
  4. Sicut cervus / Sitivit anima mea
  5. Missa Assumpta est Maria: Sanctus and Benedictus
  6. Super flumina Babylonis
  7. Missa Aeterna Christi Munera: Agnus Dei
  8. Lamentations, 4th Book (a 5, 6)

Performers: Michael Chance, Timothy Penrose, James Griffett, Ian Partridge, Michael George, Gordon Jones, Stephen Roberts, Charles Brett, Ashley Stafford, Wynford Evans, Neil Jenkins, David Beavan, Christopher Keyte

Playing time: 71'

Release date: 1994

This recording contains partially repackaged material, including extracts from four different masses. It was released at mid-price as part of the 400-year Palestrina anniversary. The performances are by an all-male chamber choir (performers change from track to track).

Recent reissues of the recordings from which this collection was extracted:

Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli
Pro Cantione Antiqua - Bruno Turner
Carlton Classics 660 0702
Palestrina: Missa Brevis
Pro Cantione Antiqua - Mark Brown
Carlton Classics 660 0742
Palestrina: Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet
Pro Cantione Antiqua - Bruno Turner
Carlton Classics 660 0762

And a more recent compilation:

Palestrina: Masses & Motets
Pro Cantione Antiqua - Mark Brown
Regis 2040 (2 CDs)

And a recent recording by a large-scale English ensemble:

Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria
Choir of Clare College Cambridge - Timothy Brown
EMI Classics "Début" 69703

Finally, an older series featuring Palestrina:

Antologia sonora della musica italiana / Anthologie de la musique italienne, vol. 4
La polifonia sacra nel Rinascimento / Polyphonie sacrée de la Renaissance
Coro poplifonico Romano - Gastone Tosato
Harmonia Mundi 106 (LP)

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Todd M. McComb