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Cecus - Agricola And His Contemporaries / Schmelzer, Graindelavoix

Graindelavoix / Anonymous / De La Rue / Agricola
Release Date: 11/30/2010 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 32105  
Composer:  AnonymousPierre de La RueAlexander AgricolaJuan de Anchieta,   ... 
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To complete a triptych of recordings presenting an alternative view of performance practice from across a century of Franco-Flemish polyphony, Björn Schmelzer and Graindelavoix now turn their attention to music by Alexander Agricola and his contemporaries in Cecus. Following on from the two earlier albums, "Joye" and "La Magdalene", Cecus concerns itself with music associated with blind players (notably two fiddlers from Bruges) and memory and commemoration (laments on the deaths of Agricola and Johannes Ockeghem) coming from the chapel of Philippe le Beau and Juana of Castile. Alexander Agricola's own musical world - and especially Cecus non judicat de coloribus - crosses the border between theory and practice, Read more between flamboyant experience and rational construction and constantly evokes blindness (to see and not to see) in relation to memory and written or improvisated music, but also in connection with those songs of mourning. Graindelavoix's new CD for Glossa promises polyphony in sharply-articulated, richly-coloured performances, provided with athletic vocal gestures by Schmelzer and his Antwerp-based ensemble of musicians from Spain, Estonia, the UK, France and Belgium. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Romance de la muerte del muy esclarecido rey don Felipe by Anonymous
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
2.
Plorer gemir / Requiem by Pierre de La Rue
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
3.
Delicta iuventutis by Pierre de La Rue
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
4.
Delicta iuventutis by Pierre de La Rue
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
5.
Absalon, fili mi by Pierre de La Rue
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
6.
Doleo super te by Pierre de La Rue
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
7.
Si dedero by Alexander Agricola
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century 
8.
Fortuna desperata by Alexander Agricola
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century 
9.
Cecus non judicat de coloribus by Alexander Agricola
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Netherlands (Holland 
10.
L’eure est venue by Alexander Agricola
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
11.
Je n'ay dueil by Alexander Agricola
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century 
12.
Musica quid defles by Juan de Anchieta
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
13.
De profundis clamavi by Nicolas Champion
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
14.
Déploration sur la mort de Ockeghem by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
15.
Cecus non judicat de coloribus by Alexander Agricola
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graindelavoix
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Netherlands (Holland 

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