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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 (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Victoire, Godefroy De St : Planctus Ante Nescia
  • Performers: Paul Hillier (Bass); John Potter
  • 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 (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Dufay, Guillaume : Gloria ad modum tubae, for 4 voices
  • Performers: Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor); Paul Hillier (Bass); John Potter; Michael George
  • 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 (Voice); 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: Paul Hillier (Bass); David James (Voice); John Potter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

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

>Peñalosa, Francisco de : Sancta mater istud agas, 4vv
  • Performers: John Potter; Paul Hillier (Bass); David James (Voice); 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); Paul Hillier (Bass); John Potter; David James (Voice)
  • 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; David James (Voice); Paul Hillier (Bass)
  • 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); David James (Voice); Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor)
  • 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: Paul Hillier (Bass); David James (Voice); Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor); 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