Thursday, 9 December 2010
From the top again: 7th alto a little quieter please
Josquin's Qui habitat (Psalm 90) for 24 voices, performed by the Huelgas Ensemble directed by Paul Van Nevel.
H/T Jeffrey Tucker at the Chant Café: Multi-Part Music that Reaches to the Heavens where there is also Ockehem's Deo gratis - for 36 voices! I'm not sure whether it is the Deo Gratias for the end of Mass. If so, the celebrant will have plenty of time to say the Placeat tibi meditatively before giving the blessing.
This music is beautiful to listen to but I did wonder mischievously whether it would give choir directors material for some stressful nightmares as in the post title :-)