This page lists all recordings of Magnificat quinti toni, by Hieronymous Praetorius (1560-1629) on CD. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Hieronymus Praetorius - Magnificats & motets
Hyperion is delighted to present a new disc from The Cardinall’s Musick under their inspirational director, Andrew Carwood.
The music of Hieronymus Praetorius is as assured, expressive and original as the Dürer image which adorns the CD cover. Yet this fine composer is much less well-known than his namesake (but not relation) Michael Praetorius.
Hieronymus Praetorius was organist of the Jacobikirche in Hamburg from 1586 until the end of his life. This somewhat sheltered background belies the sophisticated range of his works which are written in a variety of forms including the jubilant Venetian polychoral style. The composer’s highly individual voice, direct and yearning yet with a madrigalian lightness, pervades throughout.
Praetorius’s works were published in a number of editions during his lifetime. A collected edition of the sacred music of Hieronymus Praetorius was issued between the years of 1616 and 1625; this collection included hitherto unpublished music as well as reissues of already available works. The 1622 volume presents the most daring versions of many of the pieces recorded here and contains Praetorius’s second (and previously unpublished) Magnificat quinti toni (‘in the fifth tone’) to which are attached polyphonic arrangements of the popular medieval tunes Joseph, lieber Joseph mein and In dulci iubilo. This later setting of the fifth-tone Magnificat is Praetorius’s masterpiece.
The Cardinall’s Musick gives an impeccable yet delightfully extroverted performance of these fascinating works.
“As one expects from Cardinall's Musick, their interpretations are energetic, resourceful and varied, ranging from dramatic story telling in Videns Dominus to exquisite liquidity in the long lines of O vos omnes.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2008 ****
In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.
Voces 8: Christmas
The international award-winning octet, VOCES8, has established itself at the forefront of British a cappella. Performing a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique Jazz and Pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour.
“this selection of arrangements for eight voices shows the group's undoubted vocal pedigree” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012 ****
“they offer polished and well-nigh flawless singing. The tone, however, seems rather ‘white’; frequently I found myself longing for a bit less studied technical perfection and a bit more by way of grit and feeling; much of this disc seems too smooth and effortless.” MusicWeb International, November 2012
“There’s nowhere to hide in a vocal octet, and VOCES8’s singing is faultless – jaw-droppingly so in places...The traditional numbers are skillfully and tastefully arranged. Everything is dispatched with affection and palpable sincerity; another Christmas anthology you can imagine listening to in July.” Financial Times, 22nd December 2012
Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days.
Cheltenham College Chamber Choir, Alexander Ffinch
Cheltenham College is lucky to have a large and beautiful chapel with a wonderful resonant acoustic. One of the many aims of making the recording was to capture one aspect of the lively tradition of ecclesiastical music the chapel is host to nearly every day.
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
Charles Harrison (organ)
Lincoln Cathedral Choir, Charles Harrison, Aric Prentice
Usually despatched in 8 - 10 working days.