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Volume 10 Issue 8 - May 2005

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Charpentier - Motets; Messe a Quatre Choeurs Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal; Christopher Jackson Atma Baroque SACD2 2338 This world-premiere recording of Motets pour la semai11e saime and Messe a quatre choeurs by Marc Antoine Charpentier, captures this opulent l 7th-century French sacred music with SACD technology, a multi-channel surround-sound experience which places the listener in the centre of an exquisite sound scape. It is indeed a magnificent sonority, reminiscent of Venetian polychoral works. Obviously, during his stay in Rome, Charpentier had studied and perfected this compositional sty . le. Despite moments of fine solo singing (with the exception of one soprano singing slightly under pitch). the highlights of this recording are in the ensemble singing (both choristers and soloists), suave and articulate, authoritatively handling the declamatory style (with French pronunciation) particularly in the mass. It is interesting to note that Charpentier (1634-1704) was one of the few French composers of the time to write music for the mass. Those familiar with the grandeur and richness of Charpentier's music may be surprised by some of his harmonic «twists" in the mass, but be assured that the rewards are many. Frank Nakashima Ill Ill Ill Ill Ill Ill HI Ill Ill mnmnmnmnmn NAXOS • • Over 2,70_0 titles • All digital recordings New recordings and compositions monthly 111 111 111 111 111 • Critical acclaim in all key classical publications O F C A N A O A LT O • Features great Canadian artists BOYCE: Eight Symphonies 8557278 All this at an astonishingly low price! The world's leading Classical Music Label! Naxos of Canada proudly releases William Boyce: Eight Symphonies, Op. 2 featuring the Aradia Ensemble, conducted by Irish-Canadian, KEVIN MALLON. MALLON has recorded 30. CDs for Naxos with both the Aradia Ensemble and the Toronto Camerata, including works by J.S .. Bach, Purcell, C.P.E. Bach, and Charpentier. KEVIN MALLO,N and the Aradia Ensemble perform William Boyce Symphonies on May 28 at 2 p.m. at the University of Toronto Art Centre (15 King's College Circle). Admission is free. VAN HAL Symphonies, Vol. 3 85S7483 \IHI.Ill 1. .... .,..., . ......... """'""''""'-llk4t•• ....... \f ... ; .. • . . - I J .: ' -.. VIVALDI Sacred Music, Vol. 1 8557445 More New Releases from NAXOS U:o SC:IWMANN ... f;;'l:i y;,:i;1·i·lf> SCHUMANN Piano Concerto 8557552 f;;:r!o

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