New York Polyphony – And the Sun Darkened (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

New York Polyphony – And the Sun Darkened (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:09 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front cover | © BIS

GRAMMY-nominated vocal quartet New York Polyphony today announced the release of And the sun darkened, a new album out Friday, March 5, 2021 on BIS Records. The album marks a return to form for the ensemble – a 58-minute program of new and ancient works organized around texts appropriate for Passiontide, the last two weeks of the Lenten season in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. Champions of rare and rediscovered works of antiquity, New York Polyphony presents the world premiere recording Loyset Compère’s Officium de Cruce, an elaborate, multi-movement motet cycle that rivals the masterpieces of Franco-Flemish contemporaries Pierre de la Rue and Josquin des Prez, both of whom also appear on the album. Additional works include Andrew Smith’s Salme 55, Adrian Willaert’s Pater noster-Ave Maria, and Cyrillus Kreek’s Taaveti laul 22.

Officium de Cruce is an anomaly for its time – a long-form dramatic work likely intended for private devotional use. Composed for Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan from 1466 until his assassination a decade later, it depicts the events of the crucifixion of Jesus. The compositional techniques Compère employed, as well as the work’s overall expressive dimension, foreshadowed the innovations of Adrian Willaert and Nicolas Gombert a generation later. “The dramatic form of Officium de Cruce is, in a sense, a prototype for the madrigal cycles that began to appear in the late 16th century,” explains New York Polyphony countertenor Geoffrey Williams. “It has an expressive arc that is deeply affecting and innovative for composers of Compère’s generation.”

Tracklist

01. New York Polyphony – Crux triumphans
02. New York Polyphony – Magnus es tu Domine – Tu pauperum refugium: II. Tu pauperum refugium
03. New York Polyphony – Salme 55
04. New York Polyphony – Pater noster & Ave Maria: I. Pater noster
05. New York Polyphony – Pater noster & Ave Maria: II. Ave Maria
06. New York Polyphony – Taaveti laul 22
07. New York Polyphony – Officium de Cruce: Pt. 1, In nomine Jesu
08. New York Polyphony – Officium de Cruce: Pt. 2, Adoramus te Christe
09. New York Polyphony – Officium de Cruce: Pt. 3, Patris sapientia
10. New York Polyphony – Officium de Cruce: Pt. 4, Hora prima
11. New York Polyphony – Officium de Cruce: Pt. 5, Crucifige clamitant
12. New York Polyphony – Officium de Cruce: Pt. 6, Hora sexta
13. New York Polyphony – Officium de Cruce: Pt. 7, Hora nona
14. New York Polyphony – Officium de Cruce: Pt. 8, De cruce deponitur
15. New York Polyphony – Officium de Cruce: Pt. 9, Hora completorii
16. New York Polyphony – O salutaris hostia

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