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Josquin Desprez: Missa D'ung aultre amer Motets & Chansons [CD]

Alamire , Andrew Lawrence King , Josquin Desprez , David Skinner Audio CD
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  • Conductor: David Skinner
  • Composer: Josquin Desprez
  • Audio CD (1 Oct 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Obsidian
  • ASIN: B000Y11M3Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 265,610 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. D'un autre amer: D'ung aultre amerAlamire 5:120.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Missa D'ung aultre amer': KyrieAlamire 1:530.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Missa D'ung aultre amer': GloriaAlamire 1:470.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Missa D'ung aultre amer': CredoAlamire 3:450.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Missa D'ung aultre amer': Sanctus - Tu solus qui facis mirabiliaAlamire 4:040.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Missa D'ung aultre amer': Agnus deiAlamire 2:030.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. De tous biens plaineAlamire 2:010.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Mille regretzAlamire 1:460.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ave MariaAlamire 5:070.59  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Fortuna d'un gran tempoAlamire 1:300.59  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Planxit autem DavidAlamire11:44Album Only
Listen12. Cela sans plusAlamire 1:560.59  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Qui belles amoursAlamire 1:360.59  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Missa D'ung aultre amer: SanctusAlamire 2:580.59  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Tu lumen, tu splendor PatrisAlamire 1:180.59  Buy MP3 
Listen16. La BernardinaAlamire 1:280.59  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Victimae paschali laudes / D'ung aultre amerAlamire 4:010.59  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Adieu mes amoursAlamire 7:490.59  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Ile fantazies de JoskinAlamire 1:420.59  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Tu solus qui facis mirabilia / D'ung aultre amerAlamire 4:010.59  Buy MP3 


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Josquin Desprez is widely recognized as the greatest of the Renaissance master musicians. He set the standard for the various compositional techniques borrowed and utilized by most composers of his generation and beyond, and became an iconic figure whose art had captivated musicians and scholars for centuries. This recording centres around some of Josquin s earliest works, and, in particular, his fascination with the D ung aultre amer rondeau composed by his teacher Johannes Ockeghem. Also included are some of his most popular motets, and chansons performed here for solo voice (Clare Wilkinson) and renaissance harp (Andrew Lawrence-King).

Two further Obsidian albums are available through Amazon.co.uk, they are;

Thomas Tomkins: These Distracted Times (ASIN B000Y11M48)

Philippe Verdelot: Madrigals for a Tudor King (ASIN B000Z6Y4DI

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Motets & Chansons / Andrew Lawrence-King, harpe - Alamire - David Skinner, direction

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Brand new" Josquin is a triumph 8 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD
It is rare to come across a recording of Josquin that is as clean and bracing as Alamire's new CD. Listening to the clarity of the musical phrasing, and the way in which the meaning of the words are conveyed, it is as if brand new music is being sung, without generations of accumulated conventions. Of course, that is helped by the choice of pieces: not for Alamire and David Skinner the two or three conventional choices in the Josquin repertoire, and even when a piece is familiar from other recordings, Alamire's cool passion wins out (compare "Ava Maria" here with the Hilliard's recording on the "Motets and Chansons" CD).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting & varied collection of Josquin works 15 Feb 2011
By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is an interesting & varied collection of Josquin works. Kicking off with the Ockeghem tune "D'ung aultre amer", there follows Josquin's early and somewhat short mass based around it. The majority of the disc consists of a selection of motets and chansons displaying Josquin's talent as a composer across a range of styles, including a second Sanctus and a motet also based around "D'ung aultre".

The ensemble Alamire directed by David Skinner deliver this relatively unusual Josquin repertoire well, though the recorded sound feels a little "distant". The highlight for me is the chanson "Adieu mes amours", with soloist Clare Wilkinson accompanied by harpist Andrew Lawrence-King. Here is Josquin with one foot firmly in the medieval period, a bridge, nay, a Colossus spanning that era and the Renaissance.

Digipak with booklet containing notes plus full sung texts with translations.
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