Jean Richafort (1480-1550) Requiem; Nicolas Gombert; Josquin Desprez; Jacquet of Mantua / The King's Singers

Album Summary

>Appenzeller, Benedictus : Musae Jovis
>Gombert, Nicolas : Musae Jovis for 6 voices
>Desprez, Josquin : Salve Regina, motet for 5 parts
>Mantua, Jacquet of : Dum vastos Adriae fluctus, for chorus
>Vinders, Jerome (Jheronimus) : O mors inevitabilis (Lamentatio super morte Josquin des Pres)
>Richafort, Jean : Requiem Mass
>Desprez, Josquin : Nymphes, nappes/Circumdederunt me, song for 6 parts
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Times, 6th April 2013
An unexplored, if slightly morbid Renaissance treasure trove, this CD presents memorials composed by Josquin's colleagues after the Flemish master's death...the most astonishing work is Jacquet de Mantua's Dum vastos, weaving together five Josquin "hits.

The Guardian, 18th April 2013
Some of the shorter pieces grouped around it by composers who are very little known today contain the most striking music here, especially Hieronymus Vinders' seven-part O Mors Inevitabilis and Jacquet of Mantua's densely polyphonic Dum Vastos Adriae Fluctus. All the Kings' Singers' performances are admirably manicured - perhaps just a little too much so at times.

Gramophone Magazine, July 2013
It is heartening that the King's Singers shouls devote themselves to a work as comparatively obscure as Jean Richafort's Requiem. Equally heartening is it that this presumed memorial to Josquin should now boast three recordings of a very high standard.

MusicWeb International, 1st July 2013
The King's Singers' reserved expression and sense of tender intimacy is clear from the outset...In terms of actual interpretation and performance The King's Singers are uncontroversial...but there is nothing mannered or artificial about the performance.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2013
Under the informed scholarly guidance of David Skinner, this performance is characterised by the King's Singers celebrated clarity of sound, immaculate intonation and ensemble. With just six male voices, one to a part, they create a glorious resonance.

Daily Mail, 16th August 2013
This must be one of the most beautiful albums The King's Singers have given us in their 45-year career.

Early Music Today, Autumn 2013
The tranquil, refined, passionate-when-required singing of The King's Singers is exemplary, beautifully balanced and phrased with none of the regrettable 'off the voice' gestures to which they occasionally resort in early music, and the recording places it all in perspective.



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Works Details

>Appenzeller, Benedictus : Musae Jovis
  • Ensemble: The King's Singers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gombert, Nicolas : Musae Jovis for 6 voices
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Desprez, Josquin : Salve Regina, motet for 5 parts
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1500-1521

>Mantua, Jacquet of : Dum vastos Adriae fluctus, for chorus
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Vinders, Jerome (Jheronimus) : O mors inevitabilis (Lamentatio super morte Josquin des Pres)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1540

>Richafort, Jean : Requiem Mass
  • Running Time: 28 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1532

>Desprez, Josquin : Nymphes, nappés/Circumdederunt me, song for 6 parts
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance