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Desires: A Song of Songs collection ()

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composed by Anonymous, Antoine Brumel, Francis Grier, Gabriel Jackson, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, John Barber, Jonathan Dove, Juan Esquivel Barahona, Nicolas Gombert, Robert White, Rodrigo de Ceballos, Sebastián de Vivanco

Many collections of choral music have taken a specific liturgical event, text, or biblical theme for a subject, but the choice of the "Song of Songs" here, by the hot new British choir the ORA Singers, is apparently unique. This is a bit odd in that composers have been attracted since the early Renaissance by these allegorical sexual texts, which are packaged here with an elegant commentary by the Rev. Tim Harling. Better late than never, however, and you couldn't ask for a richer reading than the one here. The ORA Singers ...

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  1. Sicut Lilium Inter Spinas for 4 voices
  2. Ego Flos Campi for 7 voices
  3. I am the Rose of Sharon, for chorus
  4. Hortus Conclusus
  5. Tota Pulchra Es
  6. Tota pulchra es
  7. Dilectus meus mihi
  8. Quam pulchra es, for 4 voices
  9. Vadam, et circumibo civitatem, motet for 6 voices
  10. Vadam et cicuibo civitatem, for chorus
  11. Veni dilecte mi, motet
  12. Duo ubera tua, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book IV from Canticis canticorum)
  13. Surge propera amica mea, for chorus
  14. Sicut lilium, for chorus
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Desires: A Song of Songs collection
2019, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 3149020936979


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