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Wed 23 Aug, 2017:
Haydn: Symphonies – No 8 in G major (Le soir); No 84 in E flat major; Violin Concerto in A major

No worries about the music here, although the Violin Concerto, however enjoyable, isn’t vintage Haydn, but what disconcerts somewhat is the lack of...

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Wed 21 Jun, 2017:
MacMillan: Stabat Mater

James MacMillan’s association with The Sixteen dates back to 2001 when the ensemble commissioned its first new liturgical work from him. This...

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Mon 03 Oct, 2016:
Rubbra: Tenebrae Nocturns, Op 72; Missa cantuariensis, Op 59; Five Motets, Op 37; Three Motets, Op 76

Best known for his towering cycle of 11 symphonies, Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986) also left us a substantial body of sublime choral music, some of the...

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Tue 09 Feb, 2016:
Haydn: Symphones – No 7 in C major (Le midi); No 83 in G minor (La poule); Violin Concerto in C major

Harry Christophers’s calibre as a musician of high experience and sterling wisdom cannot be questioned. Nor on the evidence of this disc can the...

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Tue 09 Feb, 2016:
Haydn: Symphones – No 7 in C major (Le midi); No 83 in G minor (La poule); Violin Concerto in C major

Harry Christophers’s calibre as a musician of high experience and sterling wisdom cannot be questioned. Nor on the evidence of this disc can the...

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Tue 09 Feb, 2016:
Haydn: Symphones – No 7 in C major (Le midi); No 83 in G minor (La poule); Violin Concerto in C major

Harry Christophers’s calibre as a musician of high experience and sterling wisdom cannot be questioned. Nor on the evidence of this disc can the...

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Fri 11 Dec, 2015:
Haydn: The Creation

The resounding blend of American energy, British precision and sense of occasion makes this a Creation to savour. Haydn contributes, too, the sheer...

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Thu 08 Oct, 2015:
Palestrina, Volume 6 – Missa l'Homme armé; and other motets and Offertories

Now up to the sixth volume of this wonderful series, Harry Christophers and his singers are exploring some of the lesser-known byways of...

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Mon 11 May, 2015:
Purcell: The Indian Queen; Daniel Purcell: The Masque of Hymen

More incidental music than opera, Purcell’s The Indian Queen was first performed incomplete in the year of the composer’s death, which probably...

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Wed 08 Apr, 2015:
Flight of Angels – Music by Francisco Guerrero and Alonso Lobo

You might be forgiven for thinking there is only so much Renaissance choral music left to be recorded, but Harry Christophers and his endlessly...

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Fri 12 Dec, 2014:
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Remarkably this is the first time that Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have tackled Monteverdi’s maximum opus; unremarkably for this team they...

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Tue 22 Jul, 2014:
Palestrina: Missa Iam Christus astra ascenderat; Song of Songs, Nos 13-15; Dum complerentur; Loquebantur variis linguis; Veni creator spiritus; Veni sancte Spiritus; Magnificat quarti toni

The Sixteen and Palestrina are, if you will pardon the lazy cliché, a marriage made in heaven: no composer is more renowned for the lyricism of his...

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Wed 26 Feb, 2014:
Bach: Lutheran Masses, Volume 1 – Mass in G minor, BWV 235; Mass in F major, BWV 233; Cantata: Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben!, BWV 102

Harry Christophers brings together his chamber-sized Sixteen orchestra with a reduced choir (just two voices to a part – eight singers in all) to...

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