Masters of the Renaissance / Gloriae dei Cantores
Ms. Patterson is a true choral alchemist, and never fails to draw truly golden sound and beautifully nuanced singing from her hard-working musicians. Sacred illumination is their mission, and they achieve it with spiritual sincerity and power."
—Lindsay Koob, American Record Guide
"Is it possible for a mixed choir of 44 voices to sing late Renaissance and early Baroque Flemish, Italian, German, and French anticopolyphony in an artistic, historically informed manner? Probably not very often – that is, unless the mixed choir in question is the Gloriae Dei Cantores. For them, the answer is an emphatic affirmative. This group sings with the clarity and control of a carefully drilled chamber ensemble a fifth their size. Phrasing, intonation, articulation, blend, and color are precisely thought out and perfectly executed."
—The American Organist
"This is quite an astonishing competitor to such celebrated ensembles as The Sixteen . . . This disc will greatly enlarge most collections of Renaissance motets with rare pieces of outstanding worth, sung with skill and devotion."
—J.F. Weber, Fanfare
Catalog Number: GDCD114
Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Composer: Andreas Raselius, Anerio, Clemens, Costanzo Porta, Cristóbal de Morales, Cypriano de Rore, Francisco Guerrero, Giaches de Wert, Giovanni Maria Nanino, Hans Leo Hassler, Jacob Handl, Juan Esquivel Barahona, Lodovico da Viadana, Orlando de Lassus, Peter Philips, Pietro Vinci, Thomas Morley, Tomás Luis de Victoria, William Byrd
Conductor: Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores