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Petrucci - Harmonice Musices Odhecaton / Fretwork


Release Date: 02/12/2002 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907291   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousJohannes OckeghemJacob ObrechtHeinrich Isaac,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Ottaviano Petrucci (1466-1539) was not a composer but a music printer, the first to print part-music, using a three-impression process that he developed. He's best known for publishing the huge three-volume collection of polyphonic chansons known as Harmonice Musices Odhecaton. The viol consort Fretwork performs a selection of 32 of these sophisticated pieces, which vary in texture and complexity but always maintain an easily discernable connection to their roots in song. The quality of the music--some of the original tunes will be familiar to serious early music listeners who've heard them used in other settings--is not so surprising owing to origins from the pens of composers such as Busnois, Ockeghem,
Read more Obrecht, Isaac, and Josquin. Fretwork applies its considerable knowledge of style and its well-seasoned ensemble sensitivity to create not only a beautiful sound--sumptuous, tart, and reedy--but ongoing little dialogues between and among the instruments. The liner notes give important background on how composers used the various tunes and how different voices were added and transformed--but these are details that, while fascinating and useful for more serious observers, aren't necessary to know in order to appreciate the melodic loveliness of a piece such as Japart's five-part "Vray dieu d'amours" or the infectiously rhythmic character of Josquin's "De tous biens playne". The sound, from England's Forde Abbey, gives the instruments ideal space to naturally resonate and blend, and places the listener in a perfect spot to obtain both detail and to enjoy the richness of the full ensemble textures. Highly recommended.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La Spagna by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Fors seulement l'attente by Johannes Ockeghem
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Flanders, Belgium 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jacob Obrecht 
3.
T'andernaken by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Alexander Agricola 
4.
Si sumpsero by Jacob Obrecht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5.
Se congie pris by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6.
Numqua fue pena major by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7.
La morra by Heinrich Isaac
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1507; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
8.
Tartara by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Henricus Isaac 
9.
J'ay pris amours by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Henricus Isaac 
10.
J'ay pris amours by Jacob Obrecht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
11.
Ave Maria gratia plena by Marbrianus de Orto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
12.
Tsat een meskin by Jacob Obrecht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
13.
Brunette by Johannes de Stokem
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
14.
Adieu, mes amours by Josquin Des Préz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
15.
Le serviteur hault guerdonné by Guillaume Dufay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
16.
Si dedero by Alexander Agricola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
17.
Hellas que pourra devenir by Philippe Caron
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
18.
Je suis d'Allemagne by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
19.
Vray dieu d'amours/Sancte Johanes baptista/Ora pro nobis by Jean Japart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
20.
Favus distillans by Johannes Ghiselin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
21.
Dit le burguygnon by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
22.
Fortuna disperata à 4 by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
23.
Fortuna desperata by Johannes de Pinarol
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1504 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
24.
Baisez moy, ma doulce amye by Josquin Des Préz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
25.
La Bernardina by Josquin Des Préz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
26.
De tous biens plaine by Hayne van Ghizeghem
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
27.
Beati pacifici/De tous biens plaine by Crispin van Stappen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1504; Cambrai, France 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
28.
De tous biens plaine by Alexander Agricola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
29.
De tous biens playne à 4 by Josquin Des Préz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 

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