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P. De Manchicourt, C. De Morales, Etc / Nordic Voices


Release Date: 08/28/2007 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5050   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Pierre De ManchicourtCristóbal de MoralesJacobus Clemens non PapaNicolas Gombert,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nordic Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

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REGES TERRAE Nordic Voices CHANDOS 5050 (Hybrid multichannel SACD: 48:52 Text and Translation)


MANCHICOURT Reges terrae. Laudate Dominum. O virgo virginum. Missa Reges terrae: Agnus Dei. MORALES Regina caeli. Exaltata est. CLEMENS NON PAPA O magnum mysterium. GUERRERO Read more class="ARIAL12bi">Hei mihi Domine. GOMBERT Ego sum qui sum


This collection of 16th-century polyphony is subtitled “Music from the time of Charles V,” but only one of the composers, Gombert, ever worked at the imperial chapel. His motet was recorded recently by Philip Cave (24:1). But all of them moved in the orbit of Spain and the Low Countries that constituted the emperor’s stamping ground. Manchicourt is the central person here, his selections distributed throughout the program. Two of his motets were included in Paul van Nevel’s disc (21:1), and the third was on Edith Ho’s second disc (30:3), but his Missa Reges terrae has not been recorded complete. Guerrero’s motet was included in a program by James O’Donnell (21:3). The two motets by Morales are not common, for while Exaltata est was made by Wolfgang Schäfer (13:3), the Regina caeli is not the same as a setting made by James O’Donnell (17:3). A real find is Clemens non Papa’s motet, which also seems to be a first recording, sadly overlooked until now.


The ensemble of six mixed voices was formed in Norway a decade ago. They give strong interpretations of the music. The moods are varied and the group is involved throughout. There were two sessions two years apart, with a change of mezzos in the process, but the credits are detailed and the ensemble is pictured once with each mezzo. While we hear so many discs from the provinces focused on local repertoire, this is a refreshing example of Norwegians singing repertoire from another part of Europe. It arouses curiosity about their next program.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Reges terrae by Pierre De Manchicourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nordic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2.
Regina caeli, laetare by Cristóbal de Morales
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nordic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes by Pierre De Manchicourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nordic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Flanders, Belgium 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
O magnum mysterium by Jacobus Clemens non Papa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nordic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5.
Ego sum qui sum by Nicolas Gombert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nordic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6.
O Virgo Virginum by Pierre De Manchicourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nordic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Flanders, Belgium 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7.
Exaltata est sancta Dei genitrix by Cristóbal de Morales
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nordic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Missa "Reges terrae": Agnus Dei by Pierre De Manchicourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nordic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9.
Hei mihi, Domine by Francisco Guerrero
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nordic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1582; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Ringsaker Church, Hedmark, Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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