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Obrecht: Missa Grecorum & Motets / Rice, Brabant Ensemble


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68216  
Composer:  Jacob Obrecht
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jacob Obrecht's name may now be less familiar than those of some of his Flemish contemporaries, yet in his lifetime he was considered second only to Josquin. Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble uncover more Renaissance treasures with this program featuring the Missa Grecorum.

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REVIEW:

The mixed voice Brabant Ensemble has built its reputation on Renaissance sacred music, and tackles Obrecht’s rich, sensuous textures and tangy dissonances with both purity and robustness. The long “amen” in the motet O beate Basili, on disc for the first time, is especially splendid.

– Observer (UK)
Jacob Obrecht's name may now be less familiar than those of some of his Flemish contemporaries, yet in his lifetime he was considered second only to Josquin. Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble uncover more Renaissance treasures with this program featuring the Missa Grecorum.

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REVIEW:

The mixed voice Brabant Ensemble has built its reputation on Renaissance sacred music, and tackles Obrecht’s rich, sensuous textures and tangy dissonances with both purity and robustness. The long “amen” in the motet O beate Basili, on disc for the first time, is especially splendid.

– Observer (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Salve regina by Jacob Obrecht
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
2.
Missa Grecorum by Jacob Obrecht
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
3.
Mater Patris / Sancta Dei genitrix by Jacob Obrecht
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
4.
Cuius sacrata viscera by Jacob Obrecht
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
5.
O beate Basili / O beate pater by Jacob Obrecht
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
6.
Agnus Dei by Jacob Obrecht
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 

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