Marc’Antonio Ingegneri: Missa Laudate pueri Dominum

The Cremonese composer Marc’Antonio Ingegneri (c. 1535/36–92) is chiefly remembered as the teacher of Claudio Monteverdi while, for well nigh 500 years, his own achievements were left to sit in the shadows. This pioneering recording reveals Ingegneri to have been one of the masters of his age, writing music of breathtaking richness and beauty: the polychoral works heard here combine learned, intricate counterpoint with the kind of sheer sonic thrill that brings a shiver of physical excitement.

Choir of Girton College, Cambridge
Historic Brass of the Guildhall School and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Jeremy West, leader
James Mitchell and Wayne Weaver, organ

Gareth Wilson, director

First recordings

1 review for Marc’Antonio Ingegneri: Missa Laudate pueri Dominum

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    ‘The Choir of Girton College, Cambridge perform admirably under their leader Gareth Wilson. They are joined on this recording by the Historic Brass of the Guildhall School and Royal Welsh College of music and Drama under their leader Jeremy West. The practice of adding brass and organ to the choral music was done at the cathedral during Ingegneri’s day. The sound they bring to this welcome recording adds immeasurably to a pleasant Sunday morning’s listening.’

    —Mike Parr, MusicWeb International

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