The Marian Consort, Part 1

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Program: #13-17   Air Date: Apr 22, 2013

Our friend Donald Grieg put us on to this fine young English ensemble--we'll hear from their premiere and sophomore recordings.

NOTE: All of the music on this program is from the Marian Consort directed by Rory McCleery. For more information:


 I. O Virgo Benedicta: Music of Marian Devotion from Spain's Century of Gold. Delphian CD DCD34086.

O Virgo Benedicta: Music of Marian Devotion from Spains Century of Gold by The Marian Consort (2011-05-10)

For their debut recording, the Marian Consort explores music from late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Spain. This fascinating programme celebrates the rich compositional fruits of the Siglo de Oro’s intensely competitive musical culture. These luminary works demand performances of great intelligence and vocal commitment and the youthful Marian Consort respond absolutely, bringing hushed intimacy and bristling excitement to some of the most gorgeously searing lines in the history of European polyphony.

‘Singing with a rich yet lucid tone and extraordinary blend … huge contrast in emotion, from gentle and tender to heated and impassioned’ The Herald


Juan Navarro (c.1530-1580) Regina caeli laetare
Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599) Maria Magdalene, Ave Virgo sanctissima, Pastores loquebantur, Agnus Dei from Missa Sancta et immaculata
Alonso Lobo (1555-1617) Kyrie from Missa Maria Magdalene, Ave Regina caelorum, Sanctus and  Benedictus from Missa Maria Magdalene
Juan Esquivel (c.1561-1615?) Gloria and Credo from Missa Ave Virgo sanctissima
Rodrigo Ceballos (1530?-1581) O Virgo Benedicta
Sebastián de Vivanco (c.1551-1622) O sacrum convivium, Magnificat Primi Toni


Composer Info

Juan Navarro (c.1530-1580), Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599), Alonso Lobo (1555-1617), Juan Esquivel (c.1561-1615), Rodrigo Ceballos (1530?-1581), Sebastián de Vivanco (c.1551-1622)

CD Info

Delphian CD DCD34086,