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  • Conductor: None
  • Composer: Anthonius Divitis, Antoine de Févin
  • Audio CD (26 Mar. 2012)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Aeon
  • ASIN: B00694VORE
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 249,181 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Introitus: Requiem eternam 6:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Kyrie 6:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Epistolas beati Pauli Apostoli ad Thessalonicenses 3:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Graduale: Si ambulem in medio umbrae mortis 8:27Album Only
Listen  5. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Tractus: Sitvit anima mea 2:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Tractus: Fuerunt mihit lacrimae 3:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Evangelium secundum Joannem 4:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Offertorium: Domine Ihesu Christe 9:26Album Only
Listen  9. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Prefacio 2:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Sanctus 5:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Agnus dei 4:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Communio - Lux eterna 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Tantum ergo sacramentum [15th Century] 5:46£0.79  Buy MP3 

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This Requiem is known in five sources; two of them mention no composer, two attribute it to Antoine de Févin, one, the Occo Codex, to Antoine Divitis. It is recorded here in the version transmitted by an early sixteenth-century manuscript, the Occo Codex, a sumptuous, richly illuminated volume. The book was originally intended for use in worship at one of the oldest churches in Amsterdam, built in the fourteenth century on the site of a miracle which played a fundamental role in constituting the religious identity of Amsterdam. Occo was the name of the rich merchant who financed the production of the manuscript. It contains some fifteen masses by great composers of the fifteenth century. Composed at the very end of the fifteenth century, shortly after Iohannes Ockeghems setting, this Requiem presents a perfect synthesis of the plainchant tradition and the supreme technical skills of the Franco-Flemish polyphonists who diffused their art throughout western Europe. It was discovered at the end of the twentieth century and has not yet received the full measure of attention it deserves. It is a luminous work. The plainchant melodies, constantly present, sculpted by the living flesh of the polyphonic texture, blaze, shine and reveal the inner energy that, cutting through the centuries, fashions the deployment of time. Antoine Divitis and Antoine de Févin belonged to the last generation of those men who, at the end of the so-called Gothic era, brought to its highest degree of sophistication the science of numbers applied to the art of sounds. Not until Johann Sebastian Bach and, later, the serial combinations of the twentieth century will we meet once more the fascination that comes from the contemplation in sound of the laws of numbers and then it will be in a quite different context. For these men of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were not only composers; they were first of all members of a choir all of them priests and canons attached to the service of a ritual, and through the effect of their consecrated voices they manifested the presence of a tradition, not as an outmoded catalogue of conventional gestures and words, but as a living energy, an immanent flame that illumines the awareness of being present at a ceremony of cosmic, telluric and eschatological organisation: the organisation of liturgical time.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 May 2012
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Two names appear on the cover of this Requiem - Antoine Divitis (1475?-1530?) and Antoine de Févin (1470?-1511/2). The work is to be found in five manuscripts, of which two attribute it to Févin, one to Divitis and the remaining two remain silent on the matter. Whilst most musicologists award it to Févin, Marcel Pérès, the director of Ensemble Organum, says that we simply do not know.

As always, Pérès and the Ensemble take an idiosyncratic approach to the performance of their chosen work. The depth and gravitas is like vibrations emanating from the very heart of the earth. This is grand liturgical drama of cosmic significance, playing out over endless aeons towards the eschaton.

The accompanying booklet provides notes in French and English, with full Latin sung text with French and English translations.
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By H.D.O.M on 29 Sept. 2013
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For me Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Epistolas beati Pauli Apostoli ad Thessalonicenses and Lux Perpetua, Requiem: Evangelium secundum Joannem are the very good songs of this album! These are the tracks i use to listen over and over again! The other tracks i dont listen to much because i dont found them very good!
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By David Spurgeon on 28 Feb. 2013
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I heard an excerpt from this requiem mass on the radio and loved it. It is an extraordinary work with a full range of voices which include a bass so low that it sounds like Tibetan Throat Singing.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Gorgeous 9 Jan. 2014
By Fermata - Published on Amazon.com
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Great recording of a truly gorgeous work that should be known much more widely than it is. Highly recommended to anyone who likes ancient music and/or great Requiems, Masses, Passions, or other choral works on a grand scale.
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Five Hundred Years ... 27 Nov. 2012
By Giordano Bruno - Published on Amazon.com
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... is a mere puff of breath in the course of biological evolution but a damned long time in the history of music. Imagine that you could select one characteristic work of music from the compositions of each year between 1512 (the year of the death of Antoine de Févin) and the current 2012 CE. What would it be like to hear those 500 masterpieces one after another? And since we're imagining, let's imagine that we could hear them as they sounded on their first performance!

The point of that little minder-binder is that we have no solid justification for asserting that we know how precisely the earliest Requiem masses should sound. Obviously, duh! We do have some clues -- a) the notation, so different from our modern form; b) the museum instruments, with their virtues and weaknesses; & c) written descriptive sources. But "what we don't and can't know" is far greater than "what we think we do know." Can you guess where I'm going with this? Toward an apologia for the eccentric performance on this CD and on other recordings by the maverick Marcel Pérès with his Ensemble Organum.

I've blown hot and cold about Marcel Pérès in reviews over the years. I adore his performance of the Codex Chantilly Codex Chantilly - airs de cour (ballades & rondeaux, 14th century) /Ensemble Organum * Peres and detest his travesty of the Machaut Mass of Notre Dame Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame. Ensemble Organum exists in a parallel universe, especially since Pérès began to recruit his singers from other ranks than the graduates of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and comparable conservatories. Marcel Pérès is adulated by many and ridiculed by just as many. If you already know which position you take, you don't need my opinion. Stop reading this review and go listen to music. (Actually, that's good advice for any and all occasions!)

You'll notice that I'm giving this CD five bright stars. The reason is simple: I like it. I don't endorse it in any other way. If your musical taste, like mine, is catholic enough to appreciate both the serene perfection of the ensemble Cinquecento Richafort: Requiem & other sacred music and the rugged energy of the Corsican chant ensemble Barbara Furtuna In Santa Pace, there's a good chance that you'll enjoy "Lux Perpetua" ... or at least find it interesting.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Interesting Album 3 Jan. 2013
By poppyK - Published on Amazon.com
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Didn't know what to expect. Pleasant (especially the bass singer). Gently, inoffensive and easy listening. Marcel Peres a bit verbose, but helps bring the music even more to life.
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