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Richafort: Requiem - Tributes to Josquin / King's Singers

Richafort / The King's Singers
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 326  
Composer:  Benedictus AppenzellerNicolas GombertJosquin Des PrézJacquet of Mantua,   ... 
Conductor:  David Skinner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Few composers of any age have enjoyed the widespread admiration and unanimous praise of successive generations as Josquin Desprez. He is considered the greatest creator and innovator of musical composition during the Renaissance, and for some half a millennium his music has stood the test of time. He is remembered as much for his own works as for his lasting influence on those of his contemporaries and students, demonstrated in many of the compositions in tribute of 'the master' featured in this programme. The programme's centrepiece is Jean Richafort's Requiem mass (missa pro defunctis), a tribute that employs several of Josquin's compositional devices.

The King's Singers once again demonstrate their versatility and
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Works on This Recording

1. Musae Jovis by Benedictus Appenzeller
Conductor:  David Skinner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Flanders, Belgium 
2. Musae Jovis by Nicolas Gombert
Conductor:  David Skinner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Flanders, Belgium 
3. Salve, regina by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  David Skinner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
4. Dum vastos Adriae fluctus by Jacquet of Mantua
Conductor:  David Skinner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
5. O mors inevitabilis by Jheronimus Vinders
Conductor:  David Skinner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
6. Requiem Mass by Jean Richafort
Conductor:  David Skinner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
7. Nymphes, nappés by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  David Skinner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 

Featured Sound Samples

Musae Jovis (Appenzeller)
Requiem Mass (Richafort): Kyrie

Customer Reviews

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 This one speaks May 6, 2013 By John T. (Dallas, TX) See All My Reviews "Not being a professional musician I can't detail this recording. It is a great addition to my recordings of requiems and of music sung by The King's Singers." Report Abuse
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