Recordings

The new CD, with the recording of the "Missa emendemus in melius", of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, from the recently discovered original manuscript, mastered by Tactus Records house, is in progress.

Cover page of Perosi CD Lorenzo Perosi
Missa "Benedicamus Domino"
Responsoria Ad Matutinum Per Il Santo Natale op. 14

Ensemble Il Meliloto
Il Convitto Armonico (dir. Stefano Buschini)
Ars Cantica Choir
Marco Berrini

©2000 SARX RECORDS SX 032-2
Copertina disco di Ingegneri Marc'Antonio Ingegneri
Feria Quinta in Coena Domini
Intermezzi in Gregoriano

Il Convitto Armonico
Dir. Stefano Buschini

©2003 TACTUS TC.540901 (second edition)
Copertina disco di Da Vittoria Tomaso Ludovico Da Vittoria
Missa O quam gloriosum, Mottetti e Inni

Il Convitto Armonico
Dir. Stefano Buschini

©2008 TACTUS TC.552902
Copertina disco di Gaffurio Franchino Gaffurio (1451-1522)
Missa de Carneval · Stabat Mater · Mottetti

Il Convitto Armonico
Baschenis Ensemble
Dir. Stefano Buschini

©2013 TACTUS TC.450701
 

About Feria Quinta in Coena Domini

"Musica", Ottobre 2003: Five out of five stars: first star iconFive out of five stars: another starFive out of five stars: another starFive out of five stars: another starFive out of five stars: another star Exceptional

From the Gian Enrico Cortese's review
... For the Italian renaissance singers faith and art were not separable: the wonderful Convitto Armonico's performance, well directed by Buschini, produces an emotional and rich interpretation which goes beyond the simple music score. We have the impression to receive a theological lesson under the form of a music performance conducted by the hand of a master as demonstrated by the perfect matching of musical phrases and vocal quality. ...

 

"Early Music", numero 96, Dicembre 2003

From the Selene Mills' review
... This performance is nicely understated: there are no big egos on display and it seems that it is the music which speaks through the singers, rather than the singers who perform the music. The sound is pleasing both from the male quartet and schola gregoriana who perform respectively the psalms and lectiones, and from the mixed choir of eighteen. ...

 

"Amadeus", n. 171, February 2004, 73 pag.s

Feria Quinta in coena Domini ad matutinum
Tactus 561901/Distr.: Fenice 2002
DDD/Libretto: Good/Italian/180204
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From the Nicoletta Sguben's review
Music for Maundy Thursday Liturgy...
This is the contents of this recording: it has the power to light upon the ability of MARC'ANTONIO INGEGNERI as a composer. INGEGNERI, a composer born in Verona, worked for long time in the town of Cremona in the second half of sixteenth century. The Lamentationes Hieremiae and the Responsori Hebdomandae contained in the CD have the same wonderful quality of the ones produced by Palestrina, Tallis, Morales and Victoria, to only cite some of the composers that wrote for the same liturgical occasion. The music produced by Ingegneri (printed in 1588), was intended to merge words and music: sound has to exalt the declamation of the words following the manierist and colorful venetian schools. The drama and the images of the texts of the two masterpieces ---connected to Christ's Passion, and to the "tenebrae" rite (death and resurrection)--- is latent in the interpretation of the vocal ensemble Il Convitto Armonico: they allude more than emphasize. The interpretation is understated and the words meaning is well underlined in a balanced and never striding way. The interpretation is polished and the listener has the impression the ensemble is recovering the ancient enchanting function of chant. This function, which has archaic roots, is connected with the essence of the renaissance culture.