Transeamus / Hilliard Ensemble

Release Date: 10/27/2014
Catalog Number: 002155502
Number of Discs: 1

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Works on This Recording
1. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English) by Traditional
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Medieval
Written: 1420 ; England
2. Stella Caeli for 4 voices by Walter Lambe
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
3. O pulcherrima mulierum (15th century) by Anonymous
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
Written: 14th Century ;
4. Lullay, lullow: I saw a swete semely syght, christmas carol for 2 voices by Anonymous
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1475 ; England
5. Anna mater matris Christi by John Plummer
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
Written: 15th Century ; England
6. Clangat Tuba, Martyr Thoma, carol for 3 voices by Anonymous
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1475 ; England
7. St Thomas Honour We (15th c.), carol by Anonymous
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
8. Ah, my dear, ah, my dear Son!, carol (English) by Traditional
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
9. Ah, Gentle Jesu by Sheryngham
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
10. Thomas gemma Cantuariae / Thomas cesus in Doveria by Anonymous
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
11. Ecce quod natura by Anonymous
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
Written: 15th Century ;
12. Marvel not, Joseph by Traditional
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
Written: 15th Cent ;
13. Sancta mater gracie / Dou Way Robin by Anonymous
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
14. Ave Maria Mater Dei for 4 voices by William Cornysh
Performer: Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1510 ; England
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Having recorded more than 20 albums for ECM since the mid-’80s, The Hilliard Ensemble caps its discography before retirement with a final release: Transeamus, a collection of polyphonic Carols and Motets – in two, three and four parts – from 15th-century England. The British vocal ensemble’s very first ECM recording included music from the court of Henry VIII, and Transeamus brings their odyssey through the ages full circle. The album includes many of the group’s favorite pieces from this era, including previously unrecorded items from its concert programs by the likes of John Plummer, Walter Lambe and William Cornysh. More of the album’s works are by composers rendered anonymous by time, yet all of this music is rich with enduring personality.
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