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Sacred & Secular Music from 6 Centuries / Hilliard Ensemble

Album Summary

>Contractus, Hermanus : Salve Regina
>Victoire, Godefroy De St : Planctus Ante Nescia
>Machaut, Guillaume de : Quant je sui mis su retour, virelai for voice
>Dufay, Guillaume : Vergene bella, cantilena motet for 3 voices
>Dufay, Guillaume : Gloria ad modum tubae, for 4 voices
>Fayrfax, Robert : Most Clere of Colour for 3 voices
>Tallis, Thomas : In manus tuas
>Byrd, William : Liber primus sacrarum cantionum
>Anonymous : Dezi, Flor Resplandeciente
>Anonymous : Nuevas, Nuevas, Por Tu Fe!
>Peñalosa, Francisco de : Sancta mater istud agas, 4vv
>Flecha, Mateo : El Jubilate, ensalada for 4 voices
>Isaac, Heinrich : Tota pulchra es, motet for 4 voices
>Goudimel, Claude : Bonjour Mon Coeur
>Janequin, Clément : Réveillez vous, cueurs endormis, chanson for 4 voices ("Le chant des oiseaux"), M. 2/67
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Notes & Reviews:

'Something no lover of early music or admirer of this group should miss' (American Record Guide)

'Music making of the highest order. Everything shows them at their superb best' (Gramophone)

'Superbly engineered' (Classic CD)



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>Contractus, Hermanus : Salve Regina
  • Performer: David James (Countertenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Victoire, Godefroy De St : Planctus Ante Nescia
  • Performers: John Potter; Paul Hillier (Bass)
  • Notes: St. John-at-Hackney, London, England (03/30/1987-03/31/1987)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 21 sec.

>Machaut, Guillaume de : Quant je sui mis su retour, virelai for voice
  • Performer: Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor)
  • Notes: St. John-at-Hackney, London, England (03/30/1987-03/31/1987)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: 13th Century

>Dufay, Guillaume : Vergene bella, cantilena motet for 3 voices
  • Performers: John Potter; Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor); David James (Countertenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Dufay, Guillaume : Gloria ad modum tubae, for 4 voices
  • Performers: Michael George; Paul Hillier (Bass); John Potter; Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor)
  • Notes: St. John-at-Hackney, London, England (03/30/1987-03/31/1987)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Fayrfax, Robert : Most Clere of Colour for 3 voices
  • Performers: John Potter; David James (Countertenor); Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor)
  • Notes: St. John-at-Hackney, London, England (03/30/1987-03/31/1987)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tallis, Thomas : In manus tuas
  • Notes: St. John-at-Hackney, London, England (03/30/1987-03/31/1987)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1575

>Byrd, William : Liber primus sacrarum cantionum :: "Let not Thy wrath" & "O Lord, turn thy wrath"), motet for 5 voices (SAT
  • Notes: St. John-at-Hackney, London, England (03/30/1987-03/31/1987)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Anonymous : Dezi, Flor Resplandeciente
  • Performers: David James (Countertenor); John Potter; Paul Hillier (Bass)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous : Nuevas, Nuevas, Por Tu Fe!
  • Performers: Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor); Paul Hillier (Bass); John Potter
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Peñalosa, Francisco de : Sancta mater istud agas, 4vv
  • Performers: Paul Hillier (Bass); David James (Countertenor); John Potter; Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1508-1528

>Flecha, Mateo : El Jubilate, ensalada for 4 voices
  • Performers: Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor); David James (Countertenor); Paul Hillier (Bass); John Potter
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Isaac, Heinrich : Tota pulchra es, motet for 4 voices
  • Performers: Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor); John Potter; Paul Hillier (Bass); David James (Countertenor)
  • Notes: St. John-at-Hackney, London, England (03/30/1987-03/31/1987)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1490s

>Goudimel, Claude : Bonjour Mon Coeur
  • Performers: John Potter; Paul Hillier (Bass); Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor); David James (Countertenor)
  • Notes: St. John-at-Hackney, London, England (03/30/1987-03/31/1987)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Janequin, Clément : Réveillez vous, cueurs endormis, chanson for 4 voices ("Le chant des oiseaux"), M. 2/67
  • Performers: David James (Countertenor); Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor); Paul Hillier (Bass); John Potter
  • Notes: St. John-at-Hackney, London, England (03/30/1987-03/31/1987)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1520