In Paradisum
The Hilliard Ensemble : discography


ECM New Series 1653

Playing time: 75:20

Recorded September 1997
at the Monastery of St. Gerold

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In Paradisum

Music of Victoria and Palestrina


The Hilliard Ensemble


Contents:

 1.  Taedet animam meam (Officium defunctorum 1605) 
Tomás Luis de Victoria
[3:55] 
 2.  Introitus (Graduale Romanum, Toul) [2:43] 
 3.  Kyrie (Graduale Romanum, Toul) [1:48] 
 4.  Domine quando veneris 
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
[5:41] 
 5.  Graduale (Graduale Romanum, Toul) [2:49] 
 6.  Libera me Domine (Officium defunctorum 1592) 
Tomás Luis de Victoria
[11:01] 
 7.  Tractus (Graduale Romanum, Toul) [2:40] 
 8.  Ad Dominum cum tribularer clamavi 
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
[5:26] 
 9.  Sequentia (Graduale Romanum, Toul) [5:17] 
 10.  Offertorium (Graduale Romanum, Toul) [4:50] 
 11.  Peccantem me quotidie (Officium defunctorum 1592) 
Tomás Luis de Victoria
[5:00] 
 12.  Sanctus - Benedictus (Graduale Romanum, Toul) [1:09] 
 13.  Heu mihi Domine 
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
[6:59] 
 14.  Agnus Dei (Graduale Romanum, Toul) [1:09] 
 15.  Communio (Graduale Romanum, Toul) [1:23] 
 16.  Libera me Domine 
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
[13:21] 


Performers:

David James, countertenor
Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor
John Potter, tenor
Gordon Jones, baritone


Description:

"In Paradisum" combines music from three sources: the Officium Defunctorum of Victoria, polyphony by Palestrina and Gregorian chant from a 17th century manuscript. Placing the work of the Spanish and Italian religious composers in a historically "authentic" context, the Hilliard Ensemble also give us a sense of the overwhelming musical experience that the Catholic Mass was at the time of the Renaissance.