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The Earth Resounds: Josquin, Brumel & Lassus / Harry Christophers, The Sixteen

Audio Samples

>Lassus, Orlando de : Aurora lucis rutilat, motet for 10 voices, M. xxii (S. xxi/119)
>Desprez, Josquin : Praeter rerum seriem, motet for 6 parts
>Lassus, Orlando de : Timor et tremor
>Desprez, Josquin : Huc me sydereo/Plangent eum, motet for 5 or 6 parts
>Brumel, Antoine : Missa Et ecce terraemotus
>     Gloria
>     Sanctus
>Lassus, Orlando de : Magnificat "Praeter rerum seriem"
>Desprez, Josquin : O virgo prudentissima/Beata mater, motet for 6 parts
>Lassus, Orlando de : Aurora lucis rutilat (octavi toni), magnificat for 10 voices, H. xvii/124

Album Summary

>Lassus, Orlando de : Aurora lucis rutilat, motet for 10 voices, M. xxii (S. xxi/119)
>Desprez, Josquin : Praeter rerum seriem, motet for 6 parts
>Lassus, Orlando de : Timor et tremor
>Desprez, Josquin : Huc me sydereo/Plangent eum, motet for 5 or 6 parts
>Brumel, Antoine : Missa Et ecce terraemotus
>Lassus, Orlando de : Magnificat "Praeter rerum seriem"
>Desprez, Josquin : O virgo prudentissima/Beata mater, motet for 6 parts
>Lassus, Orlando de : Aurora lucis rutilat (octavi toni), magnificat for 10 voices, H. xvii/124
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A brand new recording from Harry Christophers and his award-winning ensemble, The Sixteen. This disc features arguably the three most celebrated composers from the Franco-Flemish school of the Renaissance - Josquin, Brumel, and Lassus. The program is centered around movements from the staggering 12-part Missa Et ecce terrae motus by Brumel. After Josquin, Brumel is considered one of the greatest composers of his generation. Lassus, writing some 30 years later, was clearly influenced by both composers and is known to have performed as a singer in the Brumel mass.

The Guardian
It's all music that has been chosen for the vividness of its response to the texts...The Sixteen plot all these musical sleights of hand with great precision and suaveness, even if the results are a little too polished and controlled; there's surely more guts to this music, more earthiness to its rhythms, than these performances admit.

Sunday Times
The byword here is magnificence: three of the greatest Netherlandish Renaissance composers in works of stature, ingenuity and beauty...The Sixteen's singing, mostly directed by one of their basses, Dougan (supervised by an incapacitated Christophers), is as refined, clear and elegantly phrased as always.

The Independent on Sunday
Outstanding among these crystalline contemplations is Brumel's Gloria from his "Earthquake" mass, vocal lines perpetually erupting over each other.

Fanfare Magazine, July / August 2012
The Brumel Mass alone sounds so good that surround sound would certainly enhance it. Christophers explains the conducting credit as due to being incapacitated and unable to conduct "in the main," so Eamonn Dougan, a bass who was designated associate conductor, conducted "under my direction," as he puts it. Well done all around.

Gramophone Magazine, June 2012
The strongest features of this latest recording from The Sixteen are its conception and the performances of Lassus's music.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2012
The choir is at its best in two movements selected from Antoine Brumel's Missa Et ecce terrae motus...The Gloria opens with some truly delicate singing, and the clear, restricted harmonies evoke a performance of monumental majesty from The Sixteen.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London (10/2011).



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Works Details

>Lassus, Orlando de : Aurora lucis rutilat, motet for 10 voices, M. xxii (S. xxi/119)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Desprez, Josquin : Praeter rerum seriem, motet for 6 parts
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lassus, Orlando de : Timor et tremor
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Desprez, Josquin : Huc me sydereo/Plangent eum, motet for 5 or 6 parts
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Brumel, Antoine : Missa Et ecce terraemotus :: Gloria
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1495

>Lassus, Orlando de : Magnificat "Praeter rerum seriem"
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Brumel, Antoine : Missa Et ecce terraemotus :: Sanctus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1495

>Desprez, Josquin : O virgo prudentissima/Beata mater, motet for 6 parts
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lassus, Orlando de : Aurora lucis rutilat (octavi toni), magnificat for 10 voices, H. xvii/124
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral