Allegri: Miserere / The Sixteen
The haunting tones of Allegri's Miserere are unique and instantly recognizable even to those who know little sacred choral music. Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli is certainly his best known work. Along with his Stabat Mater it combines exquisite contrapuntal poise with a translucent setting of the words, whereby music and text complement each other to the detriment of neither. The chromaticism and blossoming cadences of Lotti's eight part Crucifixus have made it a work loved by both choirs and listeners.
Catalog Number: COR16014
Composer: Antonio Lotti, Giovanni Palestrina, Gregorio Allegri
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen