Morales Mass for the Feast of St Isidore of Seville

Morales Mass for the Feast of St Isidore of Seville

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Paul McCreesh (conductor)

Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort & Players present one of Cristóbal de Morales’s best known masses, placing it within a context of chant that aims to highlight the efficacy of the music.

Excerpt: Missa Mille Regretz “Agnus Dei”

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“A superb recording of one of Morales’s best-known Masses placed within a context that highlights and complements it in Paul McCreesh’s usual imaginative fashion. All the chant appropriate to the Mass is there… Morales’s setting is of a restrained beauty, but also of considerable power. The Gabrieli Consort understands both these characteristics very well, never diminishing the work by exaggerating the former, nor distorting it by overblowing the latter, and conveying a sure grasp of the way the music’s architecture is achieved through Morales’s tremendous melodic ability.”Goldberg

“Splendid… By incorporating instrumental pieces and plainsong settings of the other liturgical elements, McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players produce a truly magnificent account… that vividly portrays a ‘living’ celebration of the Mass.”BBC Music Magazine

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April 1996