Josquin Desprez - Masses | Gimell CDGIM044

Josquin Desprez - Masses

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Label: Gimell

Cat No: CDGIM044

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 31st October 2011

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About

The Tallis Scholars have been performing the music of Josquin regularly in concert for nearly 25 years. Their 1986 CD of the Missa Pange lingua was the first recording of Early Music to win the Gramophone Record of the Year Award and their 2009 CD of the Missa Malheur me bat was nominated for a Grammy.

This new release is the fifth CD in The Tallis Scholars’ projected Complete Josquin Mass Cycle.

These two canonic Masses show Josquin experimenting with textures, motifs, mathematical constructs and anything else that took his fancy. The Missa De beata virgine seems to have been the most performed Mass in the entire early Renaissance period – ironically since it poses unusual problems for modern performers. The Missa Ave maris stella is less known but clearer and more concise – ideal for chamber choirs today.” - Peter Phillips

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