• Philippe Rogier

    Polychoral Works

    Philip Cave, Magnificat

    Polychoral Works 1 sacd CKD 348
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Magnificat, one of the world's leading vocal ensembles, presents this new collection of recently discovered Philippe Rogier works. Featuring three premiere recordings: Domine Dominus noster, Laudate Dominum and Missa Domine in virtue tua, this collection celebrates the 450th anniversary of Rogier's birth.

This celebratory recording by Magnificat showcases the rich, contrapuntal Renaissance style of Philippe Rogier's music and is bursting with lush textures and colours.

Joining Magnificat in this performance is the instrumental group His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts with organ and harp, keeping with the Spanish liturgical music tradition of the sixteenth century. This full ensemble creates a kaleidoscope of sound and complements Rogier's intricate compositional techniques which includes up to twelve chordal parts in some of the movements.

This recording truly demonstrates Rogier's position as one of the last great Renaissance composers.