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

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.

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
This new release includes 16 of the 19 motets published by Giaches de Wert in 1566. The texts of these motets include both prayers and admonitions and direct quotations from the Old and New Testaments. The 18-voice mixed choir is very well balanced.

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