Performers: Alessandro Ciccolini (violin), Patrizio Focardi (violin), Vania Pedronetto (viola), Rosario Di Meglio (tenor viola), Wally Pituello (cello), Claudio Astronio (organ, regal, harpsichord), Marie Garnier (cornets), Paco Rubio (cornet), Stefan Legée (sackbut), Jean-Marie Bonche (sackbut), Pascal Gonzales (sackbut)
Playing time: 64'
Recording date: 1997
This recording was bizarrely entitled "Sacred Choral Music, Volume 1" by the US distributor, despite a cover shot in their own release catalog showing otherwise. This is obviously totally incorrect, but has made its way into retail databases. It is a particularly striking example of the silly practice of distributors attempting to translate titles into English without the slightest idea what they're talking about.
The actual program continues directly where the previous one left off, and includes an interesting discussion of how Reformation politics may have affected Cabezón's work. The settings themselves continue to be transcriptions of vocal polyphony by other composers, sometimes poorly attributed, or Cabezón's own harmonizations of plainchant. In the latter case, different settings are harmonized in different ways.
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