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The A-La-Mi-Re Manuscripts - Flemish Polyphonic Treasures

> Missa, "Myn herte heeft altyt verlanghen" - Missa Myn hert: Kyrie
> Celeste beneficium - Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini - Celeste beneficium - Audiutorium nostrum
> Proch dolor - Pie Jhesu - Proch dolor - Pie Jhesu
> Mater floreat - Mater floreat
> Missa super Benedicta es - Missa super Benedicta es: Agnus Dei
> Salve Regina (on Myn hert) - Salve Regina (on Myn hert)
> Maudit soyt - Maudit soyt
> Autant en emporete - Autant en emporte
> Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen I - Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen I
> Celle que j'ay - Celle que j'ay
> Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen II - Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen II
> Plus oultre - Plus oultre
> Plaine de duel - Plaine de duel
> Soubz ce tumbel - Soubz ce tumbel
> Dulces exuviae - Dulces exuviae
> Jam sauche - Jam sauche
> Tandernaken op den Rijn - Tandernaken op den Rijn

Album Summary

>Gascogne, Matthias : Missa Myn hert
>Mouton, Jean : Celeste beneficium
>Févin, Antoine de : Adiutorium nostrum
>Desprez, Josquin : Proch Dolor / Pie Jhesu, for 7 voices (attributed)
>Moulu, Pierre : Mater floreat
>Willaert, Adrian : Missa benedicta es, for 5 voices (attributed)
>Chant, Gregorian : Salve Regina, antiphon in mode 1
>Isaac, Heinrich : Maudit soyt, chanson for 4 voices
>Rue, Pierre de la : Autant en emporte le vent for 4 voices
>Rue, Pierre de la : Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen
>Rigo, Cornelis : Celle que j'ay
>Neusidler, Hans : Mein hertz alzeyt hat groá verlangen, for lute (after De La Rue) (The Lautenbuch, Book II)
>Gombert, Nicolas : Plus oultre, for 2 lutes
>Desprez, Josquin : Plaine de dueil, song for 5 parts
>Rue, Pierre de la : Soubz ce tumbel
>Orto, Marbrianus de : Dulces exuviae
Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

MusicWeb International - Brian Wilson
In a two-handed review on MusicWeb by Peter Grahame Woolf and Harry Downey this recording scored four and three stars respectively - review here.

I've nothing but praise for the whole enterprise, apart from the lack of texts and the unnecessary hyphenation of the name Alamire (alias Petrus Imhoff, the collector of the music in the eponymous manuscript) in the title of one of the CDs. Start, perhaps, with one of the Naxos albums - they're less expensive - but lovers of the music of this period should go for the lot.

Gramophone - Fabrice Fitch
Another winner in Naxos' early music catalogue gathers a collection of works celebrating one of the 16th century's great musical craftsmen. As to a final recommendation, it would be silly to pretend that cost is irrelevant: this is excellent value for money.

Le Monde de la Musique - Marc Desmet
The Belgian ensemble Capilla Flamenca evokes this vast repertory by drawing from the works often copied (the Dutch song Myn hert, in several versions) or unpublished anonymities like the splendid Salve Regina from the song Myn Het r (No 6). The interpretation is very tempting, the male choir producing coloured and homogeneous timbres. The ensemble Caccia supplements the program, participating in the profane part, with varied though more conventional sonorities.



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Works Details

>Gascogne, Matthias : Missa Myn hert :: Kyrie
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Mouton, Jean : Celeste beneficium
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1514

>Antoine de Févin (1475 - 1512) : Adiutorium nostrum
  • Ensemble: Capilla Flamenca
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Desprez, Josquin : Proch Dolor / Pie Jhesu, for 7 voices (attributed)
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Moulu, Pierre : Mater floreat
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Willaert, Adrian : Missa benedicta es, for 5 voices (attributed) :: Agnus Dei
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Chant, Gregorian : Salve Regina, antiphon in mode 1
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1135

>Isaac, Heinrich : Maudit soyt, chanson for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1518

>Rue, Pierre de la : Autant en emporte le vent for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1500

>Rue, Pierre de la : Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Rigo, Cornelis : Celle que j'ay
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.

>Neusidler, Hans : Mein hertz alzeyt hat groá verlangen, for lute (after De La Rue) (The Lautenbuch, Book II)
  • Ensemble: Capilla Flamenca
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gombert, Nicolas : Plus oultre, for 2 lutes
  • Ensemble: Capilla Flamenca
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Desprez, Josquin : Plaine de dueil, song for 5 parts
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Rue, Pierre de la : Soubz ce tumbel
  • Ensemble: Capilla Flamenca
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: after 1505

>Orto, Marbrianus de : Dulces exuviae
  • Ensemble: La Caccia
  • Notes: Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium (06/28/1999-07/01/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance