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Giaches de Wert (1535-1596): O mors, quam amara est - motets book I (1566) / Collegium Musicum Amsterdam

> Motectorum liber primus - O sacrum convivium
> Motectorum liber primus - O mors, quam amara est
> Motectorum liber primus - Deus, tu scis insipientiam meam
> Motectorum liber primus - Omnia in vero iudicio
> Motectorum liber primus - Nolite esse prudentes
> Motectorum liber primus - Ego autem in Domino sperabo
> Motectorum liber primus - Adesto dolori meo
> Motectorum liber primus - Clama, ne cesses
> Motectorum liber primus - Qui vindicari vult
> Motectorum liber primus - Tu Deus clemens
> Motectorum liber primus - Cum intrasset Jesus
> Motectorum liber primus - Omnis homo
> Motectorum liber primus - Domine, si tu es
> Motectorum liber primus - Paraclitus autem spiritus
> Motectorum liber primus - Intravit Jesus
> Motectorum liber primus - Transeunte Domino

Album Summary

>Wert, Giaches de : Omors, quam amara est, madrigal
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Flemish born Giaches de Wert flourished during the Golden Age of Renaissance polyphony. De Wert's music, although rooted in the stately Franco-Flemish polyphonic tradition, reveals 'Italianate' expressive elements reflecting the text's emotional content. Anthony Zielhorst leads the Collegium Musicum Amsterdam Booklet contains liner notes and orchestra/conductor biographies.

MusicWeb International, 28th March 2013
This recording has to be welcomed. To my knowledge it is the first to offer the almost complete first book of motets, and sacred nusic by Wert is not well represented in the catalogue anyway. These performances are not ideal but are good enough to demonstrate the art of Wert as a composer of sacred music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: O.L. Vrouw Geboortekerk, Gellicum, The Netherlands (2013-04-13_2013-04-14&2013-).



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>Wert, Giaches de : Omors, quam amara est, madrigal
  • Conductor: Anthony Zielhorst
  • Ensemble: Collegium Musicum Amsterdam
  • Notes: O.L. Vrouw Geboortekerk, Gellicum, The Netherlands (2013-04-13_2013-04-14&2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral