Discover - Early Music

Album Summary

>Chant, Ambrosian : Antiphonae post Evangelium
>Chant, Gregorian : Adorabo, alleluia
>Hildegard of Bingen : Ordo virtutum
>Anonymous, 11th century French Polyphony : Viderunt omnes, 2 part organum (attrib. to Leonin)
>Traditional, Christmas : Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
>Sabio, Alfonso el : Work(s)
>Anonymous, Carmina Burana : Exiit dilucolo rustica puella, CB 90
>Riquier, Guiraut : Humils, forfaitz, repres e penedens
>Dufay, Guillaume : Adieu ces bons vins de Lannoys, rondeau for 3 voices
>Landini, Francesco : Non avra mai pieta, ballata for 3 voices, S. 144
>Dunstable, John : Veni Sancte Spiritus, isorhythmic motet for 4 voices, MB 32
>Ockeghem, Johannes : D'un aultre amer, chanson for 3 voices
>Busnois, Antoine : Alleluia, verbum caro factum est
>Desprez, Josquin : El grillo, song for 4 parts
>Desprez, Josquin : Missa "La Sol Fa Re Mi", for 4 parts
>Janequin, Clément : Réveillez vous cueurs endormis "Le chant des oiseaux"
>Susato, Tylman : Passe & Medio/Den iersten gaillarde
>Susato, Tylman : Work(s)
>Taverner, John [Composer] : In Nomine, for 4 parts (arrangements exist for consort & for keyboard)
>Tye, Christopher : In Nomine a 5 ("Crye")
>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
>Byrd, William : Mass for 4 Voices
>Goudimel, Claude : Psalm 130
>Dowland, John [Composer] : The King of Denmarks Galliard, for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae")
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Isaac, Heinrich : Greiner, Zancker, Schnopffitzer, song for 4 voices
>Obrecht, Jacob : Tsat een meskin
>Mudarra, Alonso de : Work(s)
>Gesualdo, Carlo : Tribulationem et dolorem inveni
>Lassus, Orlando de : Lagrime di S Pietro (Tansillo), madrigal for 7 voices, H. xx
>Lassus, Orlando de : Missa "Susanne un jour"
>Lassus, Orlando de : Beau le crystal, chanson for 4 voices, B. xi/57 (S. xii/94)
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : O Magnum Mysterium, motet for 4 voices
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Gloria
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Notes & Reviews:

The Medieval centuries sparked both the artistic Renaissance and the religious Reformation that followed. The time is rich with history but is it musically lost? Buildings and statues endure, but how do we know what music of the Medieval and Renaissance world sounded like? From evidence that remains, modern performers set about recreating the earliest music from Europe. Discover the past through this 2 CD set and 110 page booklet.



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Works Details

>Chant, Ambrosian : Antiphonae post Evangelium
  • Conductor: Alberto Turco
  • Ensemble: In Dulci Jubilo Children's Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Adorabo, alleluia
  • Conductor: Alberto Turco
  • Ensemble: Nova Schola Gregoriana
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Hildegard of Bingen : Ordo virtutum :: Procession
  • Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
  • Ensemble: Oxford Camerata
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: circa 1140-1179

>Anonymous, 11th century French Polyphony : Viderunt omnes, 2 part organum (attrib. to Leonin)
  • Conductor: Antony Pitts
  • Ensemble: Tonus Peregrinus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
  • Ensemble: Oxford Camerata
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Sabio, Alfonso el : Work(s) :: [Unspecified] Cantiga de Santa Maria
  • Conductor: Michael Posch
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Unicorn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 12th Century

>Anonymous, Carmina Burana : Exiit dilucolo rustica puella, CB 90
  • Conductor: Michael Posch
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Unicorn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.

>Riquier, Guiraut : Humils, forfaitz, repres e penedens
  • Conductor: Michael Posch
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Unicorn
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: 1273

>Dufay, Guillaume : Adieu ces bons vins de Lannoys, rondeau for 3 voices
  • Performer: Bernhard Landauer (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Michael Posch
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Unicorn
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1426

>Landini, Francesco : Non avrà mai pietà, ballata for 3 voices, S. 144
  • Conductor: Michael Posch
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Unicorn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: circa 1350-1397

>Dunstable, John : Veni Sancte Spiritus, isorhythmic motet for 4 voices, MB 32
  • Conductor: Antony Pitts
  • Ensemble: Tonus Peregrinus
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1410-1453

>Ockeghem, Johannes : D'un aultre amer, chanson for 3 voices
  • Conductor: Dirk Snellings
  • Ensemble: Capilla Flamenca
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Busnois, Antoine : Alleluia, verbum caro factum est
  • Conductor: Dirk Snellings
  • Ensemble: Capilla Flamenca
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1470

>Desprez, Josquin : El grillo, song for 4 parts
  • Performer: Shirley Rumsey (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1505

>Desprez, Josquin : Missa "La Sol Fa Re Mi", for 4 parts :: Kyrie
  • Conductor: Dirk Snellings
  • Ensemble: Capilla Flamenca
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1502

>Clément Janequin (circa 1485 - 1558) : Réveillez vous cueurs endormis "Le chant des oiseaux"
  • Ensemble: Scholars of London
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1520

>Susato, Tylman : Passe & Medio/Den iersten gaillarde
  • Conductor: Dirk Snellings
  • Ensemble: Capilla Flamenca
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Susato, Tylman : Work(s) :: Den III ronde - Den VI ronde - Les quatres branles
  • Ensemble: Convivium Musicum Gothenburgense
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Susato, Tylman : Work(s) :: Gaillarde I - II - III
  • Ensemble: Convivium Musicum Gothenburgense
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Taverner, John [Composer] : In Nomine, for 4 parts (arrangements exist for consort & for keyboard)
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1520-1530

>Tye, Christopher : In Nomine a 5 ("Crye")
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
  • Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
  • Ensemble: Oxford Camerata
  • Running Time: 12 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1567

>Byrd, William : Mass for 4 Voices :: Sanctus
  • Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
  • Ensemble: Oxford Camerata
  • Notes: Composition written: 1592-93.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1592-1593

>Goudimel, Claude : Psalm 130 :: Du fond de ma pensée
  • Conductor: Christine Morel
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Claude Goudimel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : The King of Denmarks Galliard, for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae")
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Notes: Composition written: 1604.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1604

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Steven Richards (Countertenor); Dorothy Linell (Lute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Isaac, Heinrich : Greiner, Zancker, Schnöpffitzer, song for 4 voices
  • Conductor: Sven Berger
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Villanella
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Obrecht, Jacob : Tsat een meskin
  • Conductor: Sven Berger
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Villanella
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Mudarra, Alonso de : Work(s) :: [Unspecified] Tiento for vihuela
  • Performer: Shirley Rumsey (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gesualdo, Carlo : Tribulationem et dolorem inveni
  • Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
  • Ensemble: Oxford Camerata
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1603

>Lassus, Orlando de : Lagrime di S Pietro (Tansillo), madrigal for 7 voices, H. xx :: Il Magnanimo Pietro
  • Conductor: Bo Holten
  • Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Lassus, Orlando de : Missa "Susanne un jour" :: Kyrie
  • Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
  • Ensemble: Oxford Camerata
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Lassus, Orlando de : Beau le crystal, chanson for 4 voices, B. xi/57 (S. xii/94)
  • Ensemble: Scholars of London
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : O Magnum Mysterium, motet for 4 voices
  • Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
  • Ensemble: Oxford Camerata
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1572

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Gloria :: Kyrie
  • Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
  • Ensemble: Oxford Camerata
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1567