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The A-la-mi-re Manuscripts - Flemish Polyphonic Treasures


Release Date: 01/25/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554744   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antoine de FévinPierre MouluHeinrich IsaacAnonymous,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


If you've never heard of the Flemish early music vocal group Capilla Flamenca and you're inclined to listen to music by composers such as Josquin Desprez, Jean Mouton, Pierre de la Rue, Heinrich Isaac, or Adrian Willaert, be reassured: you will love this recording. Naxos has "discovered" yet another world-class ensemble that owns a particular repertoire niche and performs it as well as or better than many "big-name" outfits. These eight singers exhibit exceptionally rich tone, ideal blend and balance, and, thanks to the two fine, rock-solid basses, a purity of intonation that every choral group strives for but few attain. Capilla Flamenca (the name comes from the group of court musicians brought from the
Read more Low Countries to Spain by Charles V in 1517) is joined on this recording by La Caccia, whose viols, lute, and various wind instruments are used both to accompany voices on some selections and to perform a handful of purely instrumental pieces. The program consists primarily of both sacred and secular works by the abovementioned composers and a few more obscure names, including "anonymous". The selections are drawn from the beautifully copied illuminated manuscripts of the great 16th century music calligrapher known as Petrus Alamire. Not only did these collections contain music by the most important polyphonists of the period, but they were highly valued in the courts and noble-houses of Europe as works of high art. And high art is what we get here--a thoughtful and exemplary program in every respect.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Adiutorium nostrum by Antoine de Févin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Caeleste beneficium introivit."
This work may have been written by Jean Mouton. 
2.
Mater floreat by Pierre Moulu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
Maudit soyt by Heinrich Isaac
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
4.
Plus oultre by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: French 
5.
Plaine de dueil by Josquin Des Préz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: French 
6.
Dulces exuviae by Marbrianus de Orto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7.
Missa "Myn herte heeft altyt verlanghen": Kyrie by Mattias Gascogne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Caeleste beneficium introivit by Jean Mouton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Adiutorium nostrum." 
9.
Pie Jhesu by Josquin Des Préz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Pie Jhesu." 
10.
Pie Jhesu by Josquin Des Préz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Proch dolor." 
11.
Agnus Dei by Adrian Willaert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
12.
Salve Regina [Medieval] by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13.
Autant en emporte by Pierre de La Rue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
14.
Mijn hert heeft altijt by Pierre de La Rue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1518 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Dutch 
15.
Celle que j'ay by Cornelius Rigo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/1997 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
16.
Myn hert altyt heeft verlangen by Hans Neusidler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Dutch 
17.
Soubz ce tumbel by Pierre de La Rue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
18.
Jam sauche by Pierre de La Rue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
19.
T'andernaken by Pierre Alamire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capilla Flamenca
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Irish College, Leuven, Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Missa, "Myn herte heeft altyt verlanghen": Missa Myn hert: Kyrie
Celeste beneficium - Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini: Celeste beneficium - Audiutorium nostrum
Proch dolor - Pie Jhesu
Mater floreat
Missa super Benedicta es: Agnus Dei
Salve Regina (on Myn hert)
Maudit soyt
Autant en emporete: Autant en emporte
Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen I
Celle que j'ay
Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen II
Plus oultre
Plaine de duel
Soubz ce tumbel
Dulces exuviae
Jam sauche
Tandernaken op den Rijn

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