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PHILIPS: Cantiones Sacrae / Quinis Vocibus

Composer(s):Philips, Peter
Artist(s) Tudor Consort, Choir • Walls, Peter, Conductor
Period(s) Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.555056
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps


Review By Elizabeth Roche,The Daily Telegraph (Australia),January 2002

“The expatriate English recusant composer Peter Philips has had to wait a good deal longer than other British-based contemporaries for a fair share of record-company attention, but now two selections from his 1612 motet book have appeared within months of each other. However, since the Cantiones Sacrae contain too much music to fit on to one CD, this second collection is as welcome as its predecessor, duplicating fewer than half the pieces on the Sarum Consort’s ASV Gaudeamus disc and containing some fine “new” ones, including two highly expressive Marian antiphons. The singing of the 23-strong choir…[demonstrates] a strong sense of genuine engagement with and enthusiasm for the music—something that is occasionally lacking in more pristine (and



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