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Dufay: Mass for St. Anthony Abbot; et al / Kirkman, et al

Album Summary

>Dufay, Guillaume : Mass for St. Anthony Abbot, for 3 voices (attributed)
>Binchois, Gilles : Domitor hectoris Paride, motet, K. 37
>Binchois, Gilles : Kyrie "in simplici die," for 3 voices, K. 14
>Binchois, Gilles : Sanctus for 3 voices, K. 20
>Binchois, Gilles : Agnus Dei, for 4 voices, K. 21
>Binchois, Gilles : Nove cantum melodie, isorhythmic motet, K. 43 (most of first section missing)
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This disc addresses the second of Dufay's 'Anthony' masses, the one in honor of St. Anthony Abbott, plus three mass movements and two motets by Dufay's great contemporary Gilles Binchois. Primarily known as a composer of secular songs, Binchois' large corpus of sacred music is gradually being unearthed - and meeting with the approbation it surely deserves. The eponymous composer would surely be grateful for these new performances.

'these singers are superbly experienced in this kind of repertoire, and they thrill us with the supple lines of the Alleluia, the vigour of the Credo and the swirling counterpoint of the Sanctus ... These singers are at their best, though, in the Binchois Agnus - sustaining the endless phrases with great continuity and musical sense' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This is music of spellbinding beauty, and Kirkman's team deliver it superbly' (The Times)

'The blend is immaculate, the sound refined, the impetus well sustained. They relish the play of lines. And they sound devout' (The Sunday Times)

'This is exquisite, intricate music, and the Binchois Consort are ideal interpreters of its subtleties - and they're even more persuasive in the motets and Mass movements by their namesake' (The Independent)

'The Binchois Consort have by now established themselves as pre-eminent interpreters of Dufay's sacred music. Andrew Kirkman has an unfailing touch in matters of tempo, rhythm and vocal balance. The all-male voices are svelte, polished and immaculately in tune. The Consort's beautifully burnished tone is well served by the sympathetic acoustic of All Saints Church, Tooting, faithfully captured by Hyperion's engineers. Add to these an unusually expansive and informative set of booklet essays by Philip Weller and the whole package is irresistible' (International Record Review)



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>Dufay, Guillaume : Mass for St. Anthony Abbot, for 3 voices (attributed)
  • Conductor: Andrew Kirkman
  • Ensemble: Binchois Consort
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (01/13/2004-01/15/2004)
  • Running Time: 49 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1464

>Binchois, Gilles : Domitor hectoris Paride, motet, K. 37
  • Conductor: Andrew Kirkman
  • Ensemble: Binchois Consort
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (01/13/2004-01/15/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Binchois, Gilles : Kyrie "in simplici die," for 3 voices, K. 14
  • Conductor: Andrew Kirkman
  • Ensemble: Binchois Consort
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (01/13/2004-01/15/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Binchois, Gilles : Sanctus for 3 voices, K. 20
  • Conductor: Andrew Kirkman
  • Ensemble: Binchois Consort
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (01/13/2004-01/15/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Binchois, Gilles : Agnus Dei, for 4 voices, K. 21
  • Conductor: Andrew Kirkman
  • Ensemble: Binchois Consort
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (01/13/2004-01/15/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Binchois, Gilles : Nove cantum melodie, isorhythmic motet, K. 43 (most of first section missing)
  • Conductor: Andrew Kirkman
  • Ensemble: Binchois Consort
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (01/13/2004-01/15/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance