Cambridge's male-voice early music ensemble

Vivanco: Missa Assumpsit Jesus & motets

After studying with Bernardino de Ribera – see below – Sebastián de Vivanco (c1551-1622) went on to become maestro at Salamanca cathedral and a university professor there. Conducted by Robert Hollingworth, we perform his Missa Assumpsit Jesus in the context of Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration. There are also some gorgeous Marian motets (Surge propera, Assumpta est Maria, Veni dilecte mi) and we finish with a world premiere recording of his Magnificat primi toni. (CDA68257)

Robert Hollingworth

Missa Assumpsit Jesus
De Profundis
Versa est in luctum
Surge, propera, amica mea
Assumpta est Maria
Veni, delicte mi
Magnificat primi toni

Extract from Kyrie (Missa Assumpsit Jesus)
Extract from Surge, propera, amica mea

“Stunning!” – Sir Bryn Terfel

“A lovely conspectus… Hollingworth wrings some wonderful juiciness out of this polyphony… sensational… immensely moving… I really enjoyed the singing” – Record Review, BBC Radio 3

“The sound is instantly reminiscent of past recordings by Ensemble Plus Ultra and the Gabrieli Consort. De Profundis have… presence and purpose here. The programme gives them scope to demonstrate their versatility. Hollingworth seems to bring out the best of them.” – Gramophone

“The great clarity of diction, the delicacy of the beautifully finessed lines, as well as the unwavering commitment across the whole programme, ensure your commitment. 5✶” – Diapason (France)

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