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Missa São Sebastião & other sacred music
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Corydon Singers / Matthew Best

Missa São Sebastião & other sacred music

CD | Helios | 0034571154701 | CDH 55470 | 07-14

About the album

Sacred choral music by Brazil’s most famous composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, performed by one of Hyperion’s best-loved recording groups.
These works were written as part of Villa-Lobos’s grand plan to revitalize music education in his native country. The human voice, an instrument acquired free of charge by every person in the nation, was seen by Villa-Lobos as the principal performing medium, particularly in massed choral form. Canto orfeônico (choral singing) became the order of the day. Among the performances Villa-Lobos directed was the Brazilian premiere of Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli. This led to him to write his own a cappella Mass, Missa São Sebastião, St Sebastian being the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, the major work on this album.
In fact the Missa São Sebastião had not been a sudden isolated instance of sacred composition from Villa-Lobos. From his earliest years as a serious composer he had written many motets. The Corydon Singers perform a rich selection of these.

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Tracklisting
    • 1
      Missa São Sebastião
      Movement 1, 'Sebastian! The Virtuous': Kyrie
       
      04:50
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 2
      Missa São Sebastião
      Movement 2, 'Sebastian! The Roman Soldier': Gloria
       
      08:11
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 3
      Missa São Sebastião
      Movement 3, 'Sebastian! Defender of the Church': Credo
       
      11:42
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 4
      Missa São Sebastião
      Movement 4, 'Sebastian! The Martyr': Sanctus
       
      03:52
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 5
      Missa São Sebastião
      Movement 5, 'Sebastian! The Saint': Benedictus
       
      02:17
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 6
      Missa São Sebastião
      Movement 6, 'Sebastian! Protector of Brazil': Agnus Dei
       
      03:05
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 7
      Bendita Sabedoria
      No 1: Sapientia foris praedicat
       
      03:05
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 8
      Bendita Sabedoria
      No 2: Vas pretiosum labia scientiae
       
      01:37
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 9
      Bendita Sabedoria
      No 3: Principium sapientiae
       
      00:39
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 10
      Bendita Sabedoria
      No 4: Vir sapiens
       
      00:30
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 11
      Bendita Sabedoria
      No 5: Beatus homo
       
      04:05
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 12
      Bendita Sabedoria
      No 6: Dexteram tuam
       
      01:31
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 13
      Praesepe Sed iuvat interia tanti primordia partus
       
      04:51
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 14
      Cor dulce, cor amabile
       
      05:01
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 15
      Panis angelicus
       
      04:00
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 16
      Sub tuum praesidium
       
      01:38
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 17
      Avé Maria a 5
       
      02:13
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 18
      Ave Maria a 6
       
      03:29
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 19
      Pater noster
       
      02:57
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • 20
      Magnificat-Alleluia Alleluia. Alleluia. Magnificat anima mea Dominum
       
      07:29
      Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
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