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Crecquillon: Missa Domine Deus Omnipotens, Motets /Ho, Et Al


Release Date: 01/29/2002 
Label:  Arsis   Catalog #: 136   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas Crecquillon
Conductor:  Edith HoMark Dwyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Church of the Advent Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Thomas Crecquillon, among Renaissance composers, is not well known today, since only in recent years has his music become available to performers. In his own day, however, he was a very famous composer. During the part of his life about which we have some knowledge, he held the position of maitre de la chappelle, singer, chaplain, and, unofficially, court composer at the court of Charles V, one of the premiere music positions in Europe during the period. Charles's empire was enormous, extending from Bohemia to the Americas, and Crecquillon's music was circulated widely throughout that region. It survives today in most of the manuscripts from his period and was avidly sought by music printers as well; obviously it was widely performed. Read more Writers on music from his own time and even into the late 17th century reckoned him among the pre-eminent composers. He was also very prolific and seems to be best known for his sacred music. Oddly enough, given his prominence, we know little else of his life, although there are hints that he may have worked at Regensburg, Antwerp and Tournai before joining Charles's court. He retired by 1555 and disappeared from the records after 1557. Most likely he died in the plague that ravaged Europe that year. Crecquillon usually wrote music on demand for specific occasions, both sacred and secular. Most often these would have been simply for the daily celebrations of Mass which the Emperor and his court attended and especially for major feast days; these account for many of the motets based upon liturgical texts. Others, however, have words compiled from various sources in a way not found in the liturgy. Some were apparently intended to celebrate a specific secular occasion, such as the conclusion of a peace agreement. He was a remarkably prolific composer. In addition to thirteen Masses and some 120 motets, he composed a large body of French chansons, over 200 of them, ranging over a broad spectrum, from the most frivolous to the most solemn. His works represent each of the categories in vogue in the empire during his period and include some of its finest examples. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Domine Deus omnipotens by Thomas Crecquillon
Conductor:  Edith Ho
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Church of the Advent Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Church of the Advent, Boston, MA 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2.
Missa "Domine Deus omnipotens" by Thomas Crecquillon
Conductor:  Edith Ho
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Church of the Advent Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Church of the Advent, Boston, MA 
Length: 35 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
Ecce, ego mitto vos by Thomas Crecquillon
Conductor:  Mark Dwyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Church of the Advent Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Church of the Advent, Boston, MA 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Dum deambularet Dominus by Thomas Crecquillon
Conductor:  Mark Dwyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Church of the Advent Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Church of the Advent, Boston, MA 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5.
Gratias agimus tibi by Thomas Crecquillon
Conductor:  Mark Dwyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Church of the Advent Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Church of the Advent, Boston, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6.
Te Deum Patrem ingenitum by Thomas Crecquillon
Conductor:  Mark Dwyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Church of the Advent Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Church of the Advent, Boston, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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