Cantate Domino CD - Sistine Chapel Choir
Recorded by kind permission of the Vatican, the first time a studio album has been recorded in the Sistine Chapel.
The landmark new album, Cantate Domino, captures the sounds of this extraordinary acoustic, with music performed by the Pope’s own choir.
- Sung by the Sistine Chapel Choir one of the longest established choirs in the world.
- Directed by Monsignor Massimo Palombella.
Total running time 59 minutes.
- Deutsche Grammophon publication.
The album includes music written for the Sistine Chapel Choir by Palestrina, Lassus and Victoria during the Renaissance.
There are also two pieces of Gregorian chant, alongside world premiere recordings of the original version of Allegri’s fabled Miserere (Sistine Codex of 1661) and a Nunc dimittis attributed to Palestrina which is still used during papal celebrations.
Cantate Domino offers listeners the chance to hear these pieces as the composers intended – in Latin and in the surroundings for which they were originally written.
In order to capture the magic, mystery and beauty of this centuries-old music in such unique surroundings, Deutsche Grammophon set up a specially constructed studio within the Chapel.
Click on highlighted tracks below to listen to sample audio.
1. Rorate caeli desuper 2:18 - Traditional
2. Ad te levavi 2:56 - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
3. Magnificat VIII toni 3:47 - Orlando Di Lasso (1532 - 1594)
4. Lumen ad revelationem gentium (Nunc dimittis) 6:16 - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
5. Super flumina Babilonis 3:07
6. Improperium exspectavit cor meum 3:23
7. Miserere (Sistine Codex of 1661) 10:12 - Gregorio Allegri (1582 - 1652)
8. Christus factus est pro nobis 2:35 - Traditional
9. Christus factus est pro nobis 2:42 - Felice Anerio (1560 - 1614)
10. Popule meus (Improperia) 3:37 - Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611)
11. Adoramus te, Christe 2:16 - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
12. Sicut cervus 2:43
13. Angelus Domini 2:23
14. Iubilate Deo1:33 - Orlando Di Lasso (1532 - 1594)
15. Constitues eos principes 2:40 - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
16. Tu es Petrus 6:32