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Senfl: All Ding Ein Weil, Songs & Instrumental Music / Denecker, Denys, La Caccia

Senfl / La Caccia / Denys
Release Date: 12/18/2012 
Label:  Musica Ficta   Catalog #: 8015  
Composer:  Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



SENFL Songs and Instrumental Music Tore Tom Denys (ten); La Caccia MUSICA FICTA 8015 (63:44 Text and Translation)


This album follows a plan identical in format to that of Charles Daniels and Fretwork on Harmonia Mundi 907334, incorporating a mix of Senfl’s viol consort songs, and instrumentals. La Caccia expands matters with a recorder consort and several plucked string instruments. The result has a lighter, more varied texture than in Daniels/Fretwork, abetted by Denys’s Read more preference for higher pitching in identical songs.


They don’t share much content, but the little they do indicates Daniels’s preference for slightly slower tempos. In “Ach Eislein,” this allows a greater emphasis on phrasing, while in “Im meyen,” he employs a greater variety of dynamics to give life to the raunchy text. Neither tenor, however, conveys the charm necessary to bring it to life; and Denys, who is quite affecting in the sorrows of “Mag ich Unglück” and “Mein’ Fleiss und Müeh,” is completely stone-faced when it comes to this bawdry.


Like the Daniels/Fretwork disc, too, Denys/La Caccia supplies multiple recompositions based on the same thematic material. The expected “Tandernac” appears both as an instrumental in four parts, for instance, and a series of parts in tandem with the religious song, “Felices, quicumque deo confidere possunt.”


Asked to choose between the two discs, I wouldn’t—nor, for that matter, would I care to forego Cordes/Weser-Renaissance (CPO 999648-2), with a small vocal ensemble in lieu of a single vocalist, and including a much broader mix of instruments. Simply put, each of these discs brings something distinctive to the table. And in the case of Denys/La Caccia, it’s a combination of Denys’s attractively bright tone and enunciation, and La Caccia’s varied accompaniments and its sensitive treatment of pure instrumentals. Recommended.


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Works on This Recording

1. Unsäglich Schmerz by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
2. Tandernaken/Felices, quicunque Deo confidere possunt by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1534; Germany 
3. Tandernaken a 4 by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1534; Germany 
4. Mein Fleiss und Müeh' by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1534; Germany 
5. Mag ich, Herzlieb by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1534; Germany 
6. Im Maien by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
7. Fortuna ad voces musicales by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1534; Germany 
8. Es taget vor dem Walde by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
9. Dort oben auf dem Berge by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
10. Das Lang by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
11. Carmen in la by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
12. Albrecht mirs schwer by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
13. Ach Elslein, liebes Elselein by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
14. Ungnad’ begehr’ ich nit von ihr by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
15. Ich scheid dahin by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
16. Rosina, wo was dein Gestalt by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
17. E lend bringt Pein / Vor Leid und Schmerz by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
18. Dem ewigen Gott by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia
19. Carmen by Ludwig Senfl
Performer:  Tore Tom Denys (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Denecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Caccia

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