Josquin: Motets & Mass Movements / Rice, Brabant Ensemble

Release Date: 1/29/2021
Label: Hyperion
Catalog Number: 68321
Conductor: Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Biographical and musicological certainties may be in short supply in the life and work of Josquin, but there’s no gainsaying the magni?cence of the music recorded here: a programme of shorter works, most in unusual guise, to celebrate his 500th anniversary.

 

REVIEW:

 

The ensemble’s sound is clean and ingenuous throughout: boyish sopranos and altos are balanced by fresh-voiced tenors and basses, intonation is nigh flawless, the recording limpid. Stephen Rice and his singers subtly capture the emotional and spiritual gamut of these works. Rice’s detailed liner notes, which include a summary of the scholarly debates surrounding the spurious works, wrap up this treasurable anniversary disc.

 

– BBC Music Magazine

Works on This Recording
1. Mittit ad Virginem by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ;
2. Alma Redemptoris mater / Ave regina celorem by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
3. Huc me sydereo descendere / Plangent eum by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
4. Stabat mater dolorosa by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
5. O bone et dulcissime Jesu by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
6. Domine ne in furore tuo, motet for 4 parts by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
7. Usquequo, Domine, oblivisceris me by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
8. Homo quidam fecit cenam magnam, motet for 5 parts by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
9. Sanctus de passione by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Stephen Rice
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
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