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Anthonius Divitis, Antoine De Fevin: Lux Perpetua; Requiem

Divitis / Fevin / Organum / Peres
Release Date: 03/13/2012 
Label:  Aeon   Catalog #: 1216   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antoine de FévinAnonymousAntoine de FévinAntonius Divitis
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Organum
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This Requiem is known in five sources: two of them mention no composer, two attribute it to Antoine de Févin, and the Occo Codex attributes it to Antoine Divitis. The work is recorded here in the version transmitted by the Occo Codex, a sumptuous, richly illuminated 16th-century manuscript. Composed at the very end of the 15th century, shortly after Iohannes Ockeghem’s setting, this Requiem presents a perfect synthesis of the plainchant tradition and the supreme technical skills of the Franco-Flemish polyphonists who diffused their art throughout Western Europe. The luminous work was discovered at the end of the 20th century, and has not yet received the full measure of attention it deserves. This Requiem is known in five sources: two of them mention no composer, two attribute it to Antoine de Févin, and the Occo Codex attributes it to Antoine Divitis. The work is recorded here in the version transmitted by the Occo Codex, a sumptuous, richly illuminated 16th-century manuscript. Composed at the very end of the 15th century, shortly after Iohannes Ockeghem’s setting, this Requiem presents a perfect synthesis of the plainchant tradition and the supreme technical skills of the Franco-Flemish polyphonists who diffused their art throughout Western Europe. The luminous work was discovered at the end of the 20th century, and has not yet received the full measure of attention it deserves. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lectio Epistolae beati Pauli Apostoli ad Timotheum (2 Tm. 4: 1-2, 6-8) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Organum
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Abbaye de Sylvanès, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2.
Evangelium (Joann. 11, 21-27) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Organum
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Abbaye de Sylvanès, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
3.
Tantum ergo sacramentum, hymn in mode 3 by Anonymous
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Organum
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Venue:  Abbaye de Sylvanès, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Messe de Requiem by Antoine de Févin
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Organum
5.
Lux Perpetua by Antonius Divitis
Conductor:  Marcel Pérès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Organum

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