A new recording from Die Singphoniker for the cpo listening audience – hymns by di Lasso! This globe-trotting renowned German vocal ensemble was founded 3 decades ago by 6 singers who were students at the Munich College of Music. The rapid spread of hymns throughout Christendom is owed to St. Benedict who incorporated them into monastery life.
"This is an excellent selection of rarely recorded repertoire, polyphonic hymns by Orlandus Lassus... This recording would be a significant addition to any collection of renaissance music."
Brewer - American Record Guide - May/June 2013
"... Die Singphoniker is an all male group which sings one to a part, probably appropriate for this rather functional music, but in a nicely resonant acoustic which particularly allows the sonorous bass tones of Christian Schmidt and the beautifully rounded counter-tenor voice of Markus Geitner to luxuriate. These are beautifully dignified and elegantly paced readings with just the right amount of drama and dynamic variation and the inclusion of chant verses sets the polyphony perfectly in its intended context."
D James Ross - Early Music Review - June 2013