Monte: Missa Ultimi miei sospiri

Composers: de Monte
Released: 2008
Label: Hyperion
Code: CDA67658


In their third disc for Hyperion, the acclaimed vocal ensemble Cinquecento continue their exploration of the rich repertoire engendered in the Habsburg court. The prolific composer De Monte, Kapellmeister to the Emperor Maximilian II, wrote over a thousand madrigals as well as hundreds of sacred works, and the expressive aspects of the madrigal infuse his sacred music delightfully. His Missa Ultimi miei sospiri contains the constant interplay between groups of voices and dramatic word-setting which are features of the madrigal genre. The motets recorded here cover many Biblical and liturgical subjects and demonstrate the wide range of techniques and styles used by the composer.


Miserere mei, Deus [3’06] Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)

Missa Ultimi miei sospiri Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)
Movement 1: Kyrie [3’55]
Movement 2: Gloria [4’40]
Movement 3: Credo [7’40]
Movement 4: Sanctus and Benedictus [3’56]
Movement 5: Agnus Dei [2’50]

Magnificat sexti toni [5’56] Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)

Ad te levavi [4’19] Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)

Fratres, ego enim accepi [4’51] Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)

Asperges me, Domine [4’05] Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)

Gaudent in caelis animae Sanctorum [2’23] Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)

Ne timeas, Maria [5’05] Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)

Ultimi miei sospiri [3’18] Philippe Verdelot (1470/80-before 1552)