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Composer: Morales, Cristóbal de (c1500-1553)

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Year of birthc1500
Year of death1553
NationalitySpain
PeriodEarly
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A dazzling conclusion

David James, Gordon Jones, Jan Garbarek, Steven Harrold, Rogers Covey-Crump © Paolo Soriani / ECM Records
After twenty years of international success, an emotional close to the Officium tour by the Hilliard Ensemble and Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek.
****1
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Stile Antico sing music for Easter in Leeds

Stile Antico  ©  Marco Borggreve
Entitled “Passion and Resurrection”, this exquisite concert from Stile Antico unfolded as an exploration of music written in response to Holy Week.One of the group’s most striking characteristics is their decision to work without a conductor, a move which can at times produce chamber music of the highest quality.
****1
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Stile Antico sing Masters of Europe in London

Stile Antico  ©  Marco Borggreve
Premièring a new touring programme at their home church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico treated us to a concert centred around the music of the Hapsburg courts of the late 15th and 16th centuries.
***11
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Tallis Scholars weave rich tapestries of polyphony at Richardson Auditorium

©  Eric Richmond
The Tallis Scholars enraptured a sold-out Alexander Hall at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, living up to the high standards that audiences have set for the world-renowned ensemble. Their wide-ranging repertoire was reflected in Monday’s performance, which offered a mix of traditional pieces by composers such as Palestrina as well as contemporary works.
****1
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