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Fevin: Missa Ave Maria & Salve sancta parens / Rice, Brabant Ensemble


Release Date: 11/02/2018 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68265  
Composer:  Antoine de FévinAnonymousJosquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Stephen Rice and his Brabant Ensemble introduce us to another lesser-known contemporary and compatriot of Josquin. This is a release which will have everyone talking about Févin.

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REVIEWS:

An important contribution to our understanding of the ‘gentle master musician.’ Stephen Rice brings perceptive musical insights to these accounts, and also sheds light on Févin’s idiom in the excellent CD booklet. His vocal ensemble may be slender but the singing is robust and buoyantly articulated. Boyish upper voices offset velvety tenors and basses, and the relatively close recording perspective produces a sound at once lucid and lustrous.

– BBC Music Magazine

Read more The Brabant Ensemble sing with an unfussy elegance, keeping textures clear and unhurried; I particularly like the simplicity with which they approach the most emotional moments. The real jewel on this disc is the motet Ascendens Christus in altum…This motet in particular suits The Brabant Ensemble extremely well, showcasing their wonderfully bright sopranos in a ravishing trio.

– Gramophone

This is rare music and well worth exploring.

– MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Missa Ave Maria by Antoine de Févin
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
2.
Ascendens Christus in altum by Antoine de Févin
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
3.
Sancta Trinitas by Antoine de Févin
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
4.
Sancta Trinitas by Antoine de Févin
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
5.
Salve sancta parens by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: by 1350; England 
6.
Missa Salve sancta parens by Antoine de Févin
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
7.
Ave Maria, virgo serena by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 

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