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Mon 05 Mar, 2018:
Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King James II

Composed as the monarchy was falling foul of public favour, Purcell’s Welcome Songs for King James II are perfectly poised pieces of royal...

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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 05 Jun, 2017:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 3 in A minor, Op 56 (Scottish); No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation)

A superb coupling that harbours a major surprise. Like Yannick Nézet-Séguin on his memorable new complete set of Mendelssohn’s numbered symphonies...

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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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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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Fri 14 Aug, 2015:
Gorczycki: Conductus funebris; Litaniae de Providentia Divina; Missa Rorate coeli

Under the leadership of their Associate Conductor Eamonn Dougan, and with the backing of Culture.Pl, a Polish cultural initiative, The Sixteen have...

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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 15 Apr, 2015:
Hindemith: Sonata for Althorn and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano; Sonata for Trombone and Piano; Sonata for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Trumpet and Piano

It seems that the reputation of the music by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) is somewhat in the doldrums at present, a far cry from the exalted position it...

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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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Wed 01 Oct, 2014:
Shostakovich: Six Romances on Verses by Raleigh, Burns and Shakespeare, Op 62a; Annie Laurie, Scottish Ballad (orch Shostakovich); Suite on Poems by Michelangelo, Op 145a

Shostakovich’s Six Romances (1943) – to verse by Raleigh, Burns and Shakespeare – is a revelation, here in the composer’s thought-lost...

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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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