Lobo, A: Ave Regina caelorum

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Flight of Angels

Flight of Angels

Guerrero, Francisco:

Duo Seraphim

Missa Surge propera: Gloria

Laudate Dominum

Maria Magdalene

Missa de la batalla escoutez: Credo

Vexilla Regis

Missa Congratulamini mihi: Agnus Dei I

Missa Congratulamini mihi: Agnus Dei II

Lobo, A:

Missa Maria Magdalene: Kyrie

Libera me

Ave Regina caelorum

Ave Maria

Versa est in luctum

Harry Christophers talks to Presto's David Smith about Flight of Angels here.

The Sixteen takes a trip back to 16th-century Spain and more specifically to one of the biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan cities on earth - Seville. It was during this 'golden age', when arts and culture flourished, that Francisco Guerrero and Alonso Lobo made their mark. Between them these two composers captured an astonishing variety of moods within their music, from ecstasy and joy to despair, longing and devotional stillness.

“Christophers has devised a sequence that weaves together strikingly beautiful liturgical settings by both composers...The Sixteen performances may be a little detached and disembodied at times, but the poised beauty of their singing never fails.” The Guardian, 27th March 2015 ****

“Most of the music is written for at least six voices (usually more), a richness of texture to which The Sixteen respond admirably: the textures remain lucid and legible throughout.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2015

“As so often Christophers and the Sixteen prove to be the most persuasive advocates imaginable…[and]a commendably helpful essay by Martyn Imrie sets the seal on an outstanding release, beautifully recorded and scintillatingly sung. Vivant Sedecim!” Early Music Today, May 2015

“this programme…offers much warmth and richness of recorded sound” Choir & Organ, May 2015

Presto Discs of 2015


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From Spain to Eternity - The Sacred Polyphony of El Greco's Toledo

From Spain to Eternity - The Sacred Polyphony of El Greco's Toledo

Guerrero, Francisco:

Motete Prudentes virgines, a 5

Lobo, A:

Versa est in luctum

Missa Prudentes virgines, a 5

Ave Regina caelorum

Morales, C:

Clamabat autem mulier Chananea

Quanti mercenarii


Miserere mei, Deus

Ensemble Plus Ultra

In 2011 DG released a spectacular 10-CD anthology on Archiv Produktion with Ensemble Plus Ultra (EPU), “the finest British early music singers” (Early Music Today), commemorating the 400th anniversary of Tomas de Victoria’s death. This box sold about 6.100 units worldwide and won a Gramophone award.

Now the award winning ensemble is back with a major recording project to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco in 2014 – composers including Cristobal de Morales, Alonso Lobo and Alonso de Tejeda were prolific in Toledo during the 37 years El Greco lived and worked there, and much of this music certainly inspired his painting.

Morales is THE Spanish composer of the Renaissance. Morales – Kapellmeister at the cathedral in Toledo, but also in Italian cities – is generally considered to be the most influential Spanish composer before Victoria. Almost all of his music is sacred, and all of it is vocal.

Pieces by Lobo and Tejeda make a wonderful conclusion to the disc – all in all a varied program, and encompassing three composers from Toledo during the time of El Greco.

“The effect is still opulent: texts are painted witha vivid dynamic range and (dare I say it?) the occasional expressive vibrato...The results - intimate yet intense - are a fitting reflection of Counter-Reformation ethos, epitomised in the turbulent works of El Greco.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2014 *****

“Ensemble Plus Ultra presents another fine programme of Spanish renaissance polyphony best described as somewhere between transcendental and ethereal. Singing with just one voice per part, the ensemble creates a rich, blended sound spiced with crystal clear diction.” Early Music Today

“Morales, in particular, is a composer whose music is always worth hearing...here he brings out the best in Plus Ultra.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2014

“It's a nicely conceived sequence, even if the connections with El Greco sometimes seem a bit contrived, and is performed by the seven members of Ensemble Plus Ultra with great care and refinement, though sometimes with a bit too much English reserve for my taste.” The Guardian, 24th July 2014 ***

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O Virgo Benedicta

O Virgo Benedicta

Music of Marian Devotion from Spain’s Century of Gold


O Virgo benedicta


Missa Ave Virgo sanctissima: Gloria, Credo

Guerrero, Francisco:

Maria Magdalene

Ave Virgo sanctissima

Pastores loquebantur

Missa Sancta et immaculate: Agnus Dei

Lobo, A:

Missa Maria Magdalene: Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus

Ave Regina caelorum

Navarro, J:

Regina caeli


O sacrum convivium

Magnificat Primi Toni

The Marian Consort: Gwendolen Martin, Emma Walshe (sopranos), Nicholas Scott (tenor), Steffan Jones (baritone), Christopher Borrett (bass) & Rory McCleery (countertenor/director)

For their debut recording, the six-strong Marian Consort explores music from late 16th- and early 17th-century Spain. This fascinating programme celebrates the rich compositional fruits of the Siglo de Oro’s intensely competitive musical culture. These luminary works, all dedicated to the Virgin Mary, demand performances of great intelligence and vocal commitment. The youthful Marians respond absolutely, bringing hushed intimacy and bristling excitement to some of the most gorgeously searing lines in the history of European polyphony.

“The Oxford-based mixed choir makes a bold, bright sound with strong individual voices.” Classic FM Magazine, March 2011 ***

“Formed by countertenor Rory McCleery, the Oxford-based Marian Consort makes its recording debut with a disc devoted, appropriately enough given its name, to works dedicated to the Virgin Mary...Fluent performances.” The Guardian, 23rd December 2010 ***

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