Morti: Lamentations & Motets / Philips
El León de Oro, Peter Phillips
Amarae morti: Lamentations and Motets by Cardoso, Gombert, Lassus, Morales, Palestrina, Phinot & Victoria. From darkness to light: Peter Phillips’ journey enlists some of the greatest names from across Renaissance Europe. Our survey of some of the finest—but perhaps lesser-known—music from the Renaissance period begins with a sequence of penitential pieces; moves through an intermediate stage; before finally arriving at three obviously extrovert compositions. This dazzling parade is rounded off with Palestrina’s iconic double-choir Psalm motet, Laudate pueri.