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C 9801/3 ARS ECCLESIAE (3 CDs x 2) [23,99 Euro]


The first of our special specially priced CD sets series was devoted to Spanish Renaissance polyphony, as it might be expected from a Spanish early music label. The three CDs of the chamber choir Musica Ficta, directed by Raúl Mallavibarrena, who close with this special edition their collaboration with Cantus, have been distinguished by worldwide reviewers as great renovators of the performance of the Spanish polyphony.

Musica Ficta is a mixed chamber choir, with females and male voices, whose ideal sound necessarily preserves the individual expression of each of its members. Far from the musical readings of British or German choirs, who tend to search for a more homogeneous and "anonymous" sound, Musica Ficta, without renouncing for the highest technical skill and a contrasted and alert sound, highlights musical expression and dramatic impact. They pursue a Mediterranean approach to performance, passionate and warm, giving a new dimension to the best episodes of Spanish Renaissance polyphony.

Including the original editions of the following CDs:

C 9627 Morales: Requiem y motetes

C 9619 Guerrero: Motecta

C 9604 Victoria: Lamentaciones de Jeremías


Musica Ficta

  • Raúl Mallavibarrena, director.


Total time 64:25 + 65:49 + 54:44

This specially priced 3 CDs x 2 set includes all the original booklets with a total of 234 pages and over 100 illustrations. Four languages. Full translations of all the sung texts. All three CDs can be purchased separately as well at their usual, individual price.

Cover: Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, “Felipe II orando con su familia, 1599”. Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid


10 de Répertoire (Répertoire, France)
5 Goldberg (Goldberg, Spain/USA/France)
Disco Recomendado del Mes (CD Compact, Spain)
Recomendaciones del Mes (The Record Geijutsu, Japan)
***** Ritmo (Ritmo, Spain)
"Intense, impressive" (Early Music Review, UK)
"El conjunto demuestra su ilimitado potencial técnico" (Le Monde de la Musique, France)


Direct digital download of the box at reduced price (3 CDs x 2) is not working for the moment through the usual platforms, but you can download each of the CDs individually from iTunes, Amazon, Qobuz and most popular platforms in mp3 (lossy) and FLAC (lossless), including complete ebooklets. You can obtain the direct links visiting each individual CD page in this web.

However, if you wish to buy a digital download of this box at a reduced price (3 CDs x 2) NOW (mp3 or flac formats) please send us an email to shop@cantus-records.com and you will immediately receive instructions to do so.