Palestrina for Harps

I think I mentioned this in the past, but Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s motet Sicut cervus (together with his Missa Brevis) was one of the works that literally opened the doors of the polyphonic world to my eyes and hears. So, it was a pleasant surprise to find a new version of Sicut cervus on YouTube, in this case an intabulation for a pair of harps, which sounds amazing as you may listen below, including the less-famous second part Sitivit anima mea.

This is the first video in YouTube channel of the project “Las Arpas Sonorosas” by Laura Puerto and Manuel Vilas. Looking forward for more recordings, maybe of some work by Victoria.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. A beautiful instrument. Obrigado

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  2. gelsobianco says:

    Oh, great!
    Thank you.


  3. gelsobianco says:

    How wonderful to listen to this music!


  4. It’s lovely. There is clarity to Palestrina. It’s very refreshing. Thank you.

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  5. gelsobianco says:

    Oh, again and again I hear…
    So nice.

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