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Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution: Developments in Catholic Music

For Radio 3's Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution season, Lucie Skeaping explores music written for the Catholic Church as a result of the reforms at the Council of Trent.

As part of Radio 3's Breaking Free: Martin Luther's Revolution season marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Germany in 1517, Lucie Skeaping looks at music written for the Catholic church as a result of the reforms at the Council of Trent, with music by Palestrina and Giaches de Wert, and also music written by later catholic composers such as Jacobus Handl, Charpentier and Carissimi.

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14 minutes

Music Played

  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Missa Papae Marcelli - Gloria

    Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: David Hill.
    • HYPERION : CDA-66266.
    • 2.
  • Jacob Handl

    Mirabile Mysterium

    Ensemble: Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
    • SONY : SK-64305.
    • SONY.
    • 4.
  • Giacomo Carissimi


    Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Ensemble: Gabrieli Players. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • MERIDIAN : CDE-84132.
    • 1.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Messe De Minuit Pour Noel - Kyrie

    Ensemble: Aradia Baroque Ensemble. Conductor: Kevin Mallon.
    • NAXOS : 8.557229.
    • NAXOS.
    • 3.