[ Delphian / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 9 March 2018
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Though less well known than his namesake Michael, Hieronymus Praetorius was part of a German musical dynasty, and as organist at Hamburg's Jacobikirche he was one of the city's most important cultural figures. So it is remarkable that his magnificent mass for Holy Week, the Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum, has until now remained unrecorded. Here, some four hundred years after it was first performed, Siglo de Oro present it as it might have been heard in seventeenth-century Hamburg, weaving in motets for Easter from some of Praetorius's most gifted contemporaries. Bavarian Hans Leo Hassler, Netherlandish Orlande de Lassus, Venetian Andrea Gabrieli, and the itinerant Jacob Handl - each lends a motet to complement the unfolding liturgical journey, from the quiet solemnity of Maundy Thursday through to the exultant joy of Easter Day.
"Ethereally poised and exquisitely voiced … here is a choir in which all the elements are held in perfect equilibrium. Beautifully recorded, aristocratilcally executed - Siglo de Oro has struck gold!"
CHORAL CHOICE - BBC Music Magazine, April 2018
"The London-based Siglo de Oro choir sings with a tight and colorful blend and delivers this emotionally intense Eastertide composition with a perfect balance of joy and longing … an unqualified triumph"
- CD Hotlist, January 2019
"Siglo de Oro's members sing with passion and refinement." The Sunday Times
Orlande de Lassus - Tristis est anima mea
Jacob Handl (Gallus) - Filiae Jerusalem, nolite
Hieronymus Praetorius - O vos omnes
Hans Leo Hassler - Deus, Deus meus
Praetorius - Tulerunt Dominum Meum
Praetorius - Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum: Kyrie
Praetorius - Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum: Gloria
Andrea Gabrieli - Maria stabat ad monumentum
Praetorius - Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum: Credo
Praetorius - Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum: Sanctus & Benedictus
Praetorius - Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum: Agnus Dei
Praetorius - Surrexit pastor bonus