St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria & Gunar Letzbor - Missa Alleluja
Classical, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:58 min | 291 MB
Label: Accent | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017
Several masses scored for large forces attest to the outstanding compositional skills of the Salzburg master Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704). For Salzburg Cathedral, Biber prepared polychoric pieces modelled on the grand performance practice in Venice. The 'Missa Alleluja' was probably composed after 1690 and certainly before 1698: the original score from Salzburg is lost but excellent copies have been preserved at the Upper Austrian abbey at Kremsmünster, which serve as a basis for the present recording.