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Dufay: O Gemma Lux, Etc / Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble

Dufay / Huelgas-ensemble / Van Nevel
Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 501700   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A sumptuous farewell to the musical Middle Ages. "Certain disciples of the new school hasten without rest, inebriating men's ears without appeasing them, miming with gestures that which they cause to be heard." These were the words used in 1324 by Pope John XXII to castigate the "so-called" progress which none the less paved the way to a prodigious development in the rhythmic notation and the polyphonic execution of musical compositions (Ars Nova). A century later this system based on learned mathematical rules reached a peak of refinement in the work of Guillaume Dufay, the great master of poly-textual isorhythm, an art of which the motets may be considered to represent the quintessence. Written over a period of twenty years, they are an Read more admirable fusion of this extremely complex rhythmic system with an unequalled sense of melody, contributing in their way to the new spirit of the Renaissance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
O sancte Sebastiane by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Language: Latin 
2.
Vasilissa ergo gaude/Concupivit rex decorum tuum by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Language: Latin 
3.
Rite maiorem Jacobi by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Language: Latin 
4.
Ecclesie militantis by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Language: Latin 
5.
Basalmus et munda cera by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1431; France 
Language: Latin 
6.
Supremum est mortalibus bonum by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1433; Italy 
Language: Latin 
7.
Nuper rosarum flores by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Language: Latin 
8.
Salve flos Tusce gentis by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Language: Latin 
9.
Fulgens iubar ecclesiae dei by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: ?1447; France 
Language: Latin 
10.
Moribus et genere by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: ?1442; France 
Language: Latin 
11.
O gemma lux by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Language: Latin 
12.
Apostolo glorioso by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1426; France 
Language: Latin 
13.
Magnanime gentis laudes by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Paul van Nevel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huelgas Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1438; France 
Language: Latin 

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