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Messe De Tournai / Marcel Pérès, Ensemble Organum

Release Date: 08/08/2006 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord Catalog #: 1951353   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anonymous
Performer:  Patrick AubaillyJosep BenetFrédéric RichardJosep Cabré,   ... 
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Organum
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dating from the first half of the fourteenth century, this composite work demonstrates the range of styles just prior to Machaut's arrival on the scene. On this recording, the music's lilting, dance-like patterns (in the Kyrie, for instance) have a surprising solidity, while losing nothing of their suppleness. Those who may have been foxed by Marcel Pérés's reading of Machaut's Mass needn't hesitate to sample this far less controversial, yet typically full-throated and vibrant performance.

-- Gramophone [9/1997]


An admirable synthesis of the teeming ideas and styles that emerged in the 14th century musical Ars Nova, the Mass of Tournai, rediscovered in 1862, is the earliest
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Works on This Recording

Messe de Tournai by Anonymous
Performer:  Patrick Aubailly (Tenor), Josep Benet (Tenor), Frédéric Richard (Tenor),
Josep Cabré (Baritone), Marcel Pérès (Baritone), Malcolm Bothwell (Bass),
Antoine Sicot (Bass)
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Organum
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Abbaye-aux-Dames, Saintes, France 
Length: 53 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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