100 Best Sacred Works - Alan Wilson (organ); Anneliese Rothenberger (soprano); Anthony Chadney (vocals); Arleen Augér (soprano);...
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  1. Sub tuum praesidium, antiphon in mode 7
  2. Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus: vv. 1-4 & 17-20
  3. Veni Sancte Spiritus, isorhythmic motet for 4 voices, MB 32
  4. O nata lux de lumine, motet (hymn) for 5 voices, P. 209
  5. Verbum caro factum est, responsory motet for 6 voices
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  1. Sub tuum praesidium, antiphon in mode 7
  2. Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus: vv. 1-4 & 17-20
  3. Veni Sancte Spiritus, isorhythmic motet for 4 voices, MB 32
  4. O nata lux de lumine, motet (hymn) for 5 voices, P. 209
  5. Verbum caro factum est, responsory motet for 6 voices
  6. Buccinate in neomenia tuba, motet for 19 voices, C. 84
  7. O magnum mysterium, motet for 4 voices
  8. Ave verum corpus (also anthem: "O Lord, God of Israel"), motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  9. Tu es Petrus, motet for 7 voices (from Motets Book I)
  10. Missa L'Homme armé, for 4 voices: Kyrie
  11. Missa Bell' Amfirit'altera, for 8 voices, H. viii/55: Gloria
  12. Mass "Euge Bone" for 6 voices: Credo
  13. Missa Paschalis (i), mass for 4 voices: Sanctus
  14. Mass for 4 voices (SATB): Agnus Dei
  15. Absalon, Fili Mi, motet for 4 parts (poss. spurious)
  16. Hosanna to the son of David, anthem for 6 voices
  17. Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and glorify"), motet for 40 voices, P. 299
  18. Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo
  19. Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589: Laudamus te
  20. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Magnificat anima mea
  21. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born
  22. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Bereite dich, Zion
  23. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258
  24. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Cum Sancto Spiritu
  25. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Et incarnatus est
  26. O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein No. 24), BWV 622 (BC K51)
  27. Cantata No. 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166): Zion hört die Wächter singen
  28. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b): Ebarme dich, mein Gott
  29. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
  30. Thou know'st, Lord (2nd setting), anthem for chorus, slidetrumpets & organ, Z. 58c
  31. Hear my prayer, O Lord, anthem for chorus, violins & continuo, Z. 15 (unfinished)
  32. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b): O sacred head, sore wounded (Passion Chorale)
  33. Crucifixus à 8
  34. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth
  35. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
  36. Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 626: Introit. Requiem aeternam
  37. Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 626: Kyrie
  38. Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 626: Lacrimosa dies illa
  39. Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum
  40. Regina coeli, antiphon for soprano, chorus & orchestra, K. 127: Regina coeli
  41. Mass No. 17 for soloists, chorus & orchestra in C minor (fragment, "Great Mass"), K. 427 (K. 417a): Laudamus te
  42. Mass No. 15 for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major ("Coronation"), K. 317: Benedictus
  43. Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a): Alleluia
  44. Ave verum corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618
  45. Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2: With verdure clad
  46. Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2: The heavens are telling
  47. Mass for soloists, chorus, organ & orchestra in D minor ("Lord Nelson"), H. 22/11: Kyrie
  48. Mass for soloists, chorus, organ & orchestra in D minor ("Lord Nelson"), H. 22/11: Gloria in excelsis Deo
  49. Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major, Op. 86: Kyrie
  50. Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur ("Himmel ruhmen des ewigen Ehre"), song for voice & piano, Op. 48/4
  51. Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major ("Missa Solemnis"), Op. 123: Glor
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Any recording that proclaims its contents as the 100 best sacred works is going to attract potshots, but the fact is that this six-disc set might be a useful thing for churches and the like to have on hand. The set takes on the ambitious task of assembling pieces from the era of plainchant up to the present day; the most recent pieces come from the widely performed The Armed Man: A Mass for Piece, composed by Britain's Karl Jenkins and based on the Renaissance tradition of masses based on the song L'homme armé (The Armed ...

100 Best Sacred Works 2007, Warner Classics

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