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Missa - The Finest Masses In Musical History


Release Date: 01/10/2006 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2908183   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousGuillaume de MachautAntoine BusnoisAntoine Brumel,   ... 
Performer:  Dominique VisseJosep BenetGérard LesneJosep Cabré,   ... 
Conductor:  Marcel PérèsDominique VissePaul van NevelErik Van Nevel,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble OrganumOrlando ConsortClément Janequin Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensembles: Royal Chapel European Vocal Ensemble, Musique Oblique, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale, Champs-Élysées Orchestra, Clément Janequin Ensemble, Huelgas Ensemble, Ensemble Organum, Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus, Les Arts Florissants, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orlando Consort, Les Sacqueboutiers. Conductors: Philippe Herreweghe, Dominique Visse, Paul Van Nevel, Marcel Pérès, Marcus Creed, William Christie, Kent Nagano. Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensembles: Royal Chapel European Vocal Ensemble, Musique Oblique, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale, Champs-Élysées Orchestra, Clément Janequin Ensemble, Huelgas Ensemble, Ensemble Organum, Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus, Les Arts Florissants, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orlando Consort, Les Sacqueboutiers. Conductors: Philippe Herreweghe, Dominique Visse, Paul Van Nevel, Marcel Pérès, Marcus Creed, William Christie, Kent Nagano. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Salve sancta parens by Anonymous
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Organum
Period: Medieval 
Written: by 1350; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1994 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2. Messe de Nostre Dame: Kyrie by Guillaume de Machaut
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Organum
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
3. Missa "O crux lignum": Gloria by Antoine Busnois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1467; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4. Missa "Et ecce terrae motus": Credo by Antoine Brumel
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble,  Les Sacqueboutiers du Toulouse
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1498; France 
Length: 9 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. Missa "Pange lingua": Sanctus by Josquin Des Préz
Performer:  Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Josep Benet (Tenor), Gérard Lesne (Countertenor),
Josep Cabré (Baritone), Michel Laplénie (Tenor), François Fauche (Bass),
Philippe Cantor (Baritone), Antoine Sicot (Bass)
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble,  Ensemble Organum
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1514; Condé-sur-l'Escaut, 
Date of Recording: 01/1986 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6. Missa super "La bataille": Agnus Dei by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble,  Les Sacqueboutiers du Toulouse
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1532; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1994 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7. Requiem Mass: Kyrie by Jean Richafort
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1532; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  Eglise St. Sylvain à Sauvant, Saintonge 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
8. Missa "Praeter rerum seriem": Gloria by Cypriano de Rore
Conductor:  Erik Van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Ferrara, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: Ferrara, Italy (Circa 1546 - 1549). 
9. Missa "Viri Galilaei": Credo by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Chapel European Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1569; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
10. Messe à 24 voix: Sanctus by Annibale Padovano
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1568; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/2000 
Venue:  Church of Our Lady, Lissewege, Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
11. Missa de capella a 6 "In illo tempore": Agnus Dei by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Chapel European Vocal Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1990 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
12. Missa Assumpta est Maria, H 11 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1698-1702 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Eglise Notre-Dame du Travail, Paris 
Length: 32 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Greek and Latin. 
13. Missa Assumpta est Maria, H 11: Symphonie & Kyrie I by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Eglise Notre-Dame du Travail, Paris 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
Notes: Composition written: France (1698 - 1702). 
14. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Gloria by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
15. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Laudamus te by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
16. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Gratias agimus tibi by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
17. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Dominus Deus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Johannette Zomer (Soprano), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1747 - 1749). 
18. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Qui tollis peccata mundi by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
19. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Qui sedes by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Quoniam tu solus sanctus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
21. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Cum sancto spiritu by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
22. Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great": Credo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Chorus Paris,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
23. Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great": Et incarnatus est by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc Vallon (Bassoon), Marcel Ponseele (Oboe), Patrick Beuckels (Flute),
Christiane Oelze (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
24. Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great": Sanctus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Chorus Paris,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
25. Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great": Benedictus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Bass), Scot Weir (Tenor), Jennifer Larmore (Soprano),
Christiane Oelze (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Chorus Paris,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
26. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123: Agnus Dei by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Cornelius Hauptmann (Bass), James Taylor (Tenor), Birgit Remmert (Mezzo Soprano),
Rosa Mannion (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  La Chapelle Royale Chorus Paris,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Live  L'Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux 
Length: 15 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
27. Die deutsche Liturgie by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in German and Greek. 
28. Mass no 5 in A flat major, D 678: Kyrie by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Kay Stiefermann (Bass), Andreas Karasiak (Tenor), Anna Korondi (Soprano),
Anke Vondung (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
29. Mass no 2 in E minor, WAB 27: Credo by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris,  Collegium Vocale,  Musique Oblique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1896; Linz, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
30. Messe des pêcheurs de Villerville: Sanctus by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris,  Musique Oblique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: France (1881 - 1882). 
31. Mass in G major: Agnus Dei by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Stephanie Moller (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
32. Mass: Gospel-Sermon "God said" by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin,  Pacific Mozart Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
33. Mass: Credo by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Isabelle Vosskühler (Voice), Eric Freeman (Voice), Katy Stephan (Voice),
Nile Norton (Voice)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Cathedral Chorus,  Berlin Radio Chorus,  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
34. Mass for Double Chorus: Agnus Dei by Frank Martin
Conductor:  Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922-1926; Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
35. Petite Messe solennelle: Gloria by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Philip Mayers (Piano), Phillip Moll (Piano), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass),
Steve Davislim (Tenor), Ryoko Morooka (Harmonium), Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano),
Birgit Remmert (Alto)
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
Length: 32 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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