Cappella Pratensis & Ensemble La Danserye

Polyphony for Manila: Guerrero's Missa Sancta et immaculata

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Cappella Pratensis & Ensemble La Danserye

Manila Cathedral, built in 1581, featured European polyphony from the very beginning. That we know little about these early performances makes Cappella Pratensis' experimental detective work all the more impressive. Using Francisco Guerrero's Missa Sancta et immaculata as the crux, the singers and instruments led by Stratton Bull paint the soundscape of a world in which liturgical music mirrored colonial power structures. 


  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Sancta et immaculata 

  • Plainchant

    Ave spes nostra Dei genitrix 

  • Francisco Guerrero

    Missa Sancta et immaculata 

  • Plainchant

    Propter veritatem 

  • Plainchant

    Alleluia salve Virgo serena 

  • Francisco Guerrero

    Missa Sancta et immaculata 

    Ave Maria a 4 

  • Plainchant


  • Francisco Guerrero

    Missa Sancta et immaculata 
    Agnus Dei

  • Plainchant

    Ecce Virgo concipiet

  • Francisco Guerrero

    Ave Maria a 8

    Programme subject to change


  • Cappella Pratensis
  • Andrew Hallock superius
  • Lior Leibovici, Korneel Van Neste altus
  • Peter de Laurentiis, Marc Busnel tenor
  • Grantley McDonald, Jonty Coy bassus
  • Tim Braithwaite artistic direction, superius
  • Ensemble La Danserye
  • Fernando Pérez Valera, Juan Alberto Pérez Valera, Luis Alfonso Pérez Valera, Eduardo Pérez Valera diverse Renaissance wind instruments

About the performers

Cappella Pratensis, under its conductor Stratton Bull, is a vocal ensemble specializing in the performance of polyphonic masterpieces by composers including Josquin Desprez. The singers gather around a central music lectern and sing from a single choirbook. In 2022 the ensemble won the REMA-EEMN Heritage Project of the Year Award with the CD recording Apostola apostolorum. Capella Pratensis makes a priority of passing on its knowledge to both professionals and amateurs through masterclasses, workshops, and an annual summer course, and it trains young singers within the ensemble itself.

The Ensemble La Danserye was founded in 1998 in Calasparra, Spain, by four brothers (Fernando, Juan Alberto, Luis Alfonso and Eduardo) with the aim of researching, recreating and spreading the music and wind instruments from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Baroque period, focusing on the Renaissance. They have set up their own workshop for early instruments, and study the world of early wind bands. 

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