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Renaissance Am Rhein / Singer Pur


Release Date: 11/16/2010 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 820   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Petit Jean De LatreNikolaus ZangiusAndries PevernageKonrad Hagius,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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RENAISSANCE AM RHEIN Singer Pur Ens OEHMS OC 820 (66:39 Text and Translation)


Music of JEAN DE LATRE, ZANGIUS, PEVERNAGE, HAGIUS, PEUDARGENT, JOHANNES DE CLEVE, LASSUS, MANGON, CASTRO, ANON


The occasion for this recorded program was an exhibit in Bonn (just concluded) devoted to the art and culture of the Renaissance as it flourished in the lower Rhineland, from Liège and Aachen to Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Read more Cleves. The program mixes seven Latin-texted works, some with unfamiliar texts, with eight secular songs in German or French. The works are mostly obscure, but certainly one of the most obscure is O Dee cunctipotens by Martin Peudargent (active at the court of Cleves), which the notes describe as “one of the few works [of his] that has not been released on CD.” Since I couldn’t find his name in any record catalog before this, this seemed strange, but it turns out that a full SACD of his music appeared on an obscure German label a couple of years ago. Petit Jean de Latre, who served in Liège, had a whole LP devoted to his sixth book of chansons ( Fanfare 7:4), but none of his three selections here duplicate that program. These composers are poorly represented on discs, nothing here being duplicated. Such names as Konrad Hagius and Johannes de Cleve are totally obscure. Even the single Lassus motet seems to be a first recording.


Singer Pur, graduates of the Regensburg choir school (with a soprano added), have been recording regularly. This is one of their more imaginative programs, interesting for its variety, the rarity of the selections, and the special occasion that resulted in its production. Pevernage’s Salve Regina is interesting for its alternation between the solemn chant setting and polyphony, considerably more than simply intoning the first phrase in chant. Lassus’s meditation on death, O mors quam amara , is exquisite. The program ends on a lighter note with two German songs, hard to appreciate fully in the German dialect without English (only the Latin texts are translated into German). The Bonn museum exhibit focused on art and culture as well as music, emphasizing the distinct character of the Renaissance in northern climes, inconsistent with the familiar Italian models. This program will not duplicate anything in your collection.


FANFARE: J. F. Weber
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Works on This Recording

1. Qualis est dilecta mea, motet by Petit Jean De Latre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2. Tota pulchra es, motet by Nikolaus Zangius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. Salve Regina, motet by Andries Pevernage
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 9 Minutes 3 Secs. 
4. Oh Herr dein ohr mit gnaden, song by Konrad Hagius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5. O Dee cunctiparens, motet by Konrad Hagius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 8 Minutes 33 Secs. 
6. Mirabilia testimonia tua, Domine, motet by Johannes de Cleve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7. Es wel uns Gott genedig sein, song by Johannes de Cleve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
8. Comme la rose, song by Petit Jean De Latre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9. Hactenus a longo praestolor, motet by Jean de Castro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
10. Vien doux Hyménée, song by Jean de Castro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11. Ein Einfalt zu dem Pfarrherr sprach, song by Nikolaus Zangius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
12. Ein pauer gab seim son ein weib, song (from Liederbuch, 1510) by Arnt von Aich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
13. Si seulle estois, song by Petit Jean De Latre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singer Pur
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
14. Omors, quam amara est, madrigal by Giaches de Wert
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
15. In craticula te Deum non negavi, motet by Johannes Magnon
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  St. Vitus, Regensburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Qualis est dilecta mea
Tota pulchra es
Laudes Vespertinae: Salve Regina
Oh Herr dein ohr mit gnaden
Liber primus cantionum: O Dee cunctiparens
Mirabilia testimonia tua, Domine
Es wel uns Gott genedig sein
Aachen Choirbook II: O Mors, quam amara
In craticula te Deum non negavi
Comme la rose
Sacrae cantiones: Hactenus a longo praestolor
Vien doux Hymenee
Etliche schone teutsche geistliche und weltliche Lieder: Ein Einfalt zu dem Pfarrherr sprach
Liederbuch des Arnt von Aich: Ein pauer gab seim son ein weib
Si seulle estois

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