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Music for Charles V

1 Jan. 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2003
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2003
  • Label: Signum Records
  • Copyright: (c) Signum Records
  • Total Length: 1:15:37
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  • ASIN: B001GD85PM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 563,113 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Sept. 2014
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Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was able to call upon the services of many of the greatest composers of the age who are represented on this disc. The centrepiece is Christobal de Morales' five part "L'Homme Armé" mass here accompanied by plainchant Propers for the feast of the Holy Trinity. Scholarship suggests that this mass may have been written for the marriage of Charles to Isabella, though as the marriage took place during Lent he was only allowed to go ahead with a ceremony at 1.00am involving only plainchant.

The other composers are represented by motets - Josquin's "Ave Maria", Gombert's "Qui colis Ausoniam" (written for the occasion of a treaty of 1533 between Charles, the Pope and Italian rulers), Morales' "Jubilate Deo" (a piece written for the occasion of a truce between Charles and Francis I of France, which, despite the highly specific nature of the text, was very popular and was widely circulated, and justly so as it's a truly lovely work - Victoria based his Missa Gaudeamus upon it), Crequillon's "Andreas Chrisit famulus" and di Lassus' "Heroum soboles". The programme finishes with a setting of "Parce mihi Domine", from the Missa pro Defunctis, written by Don Fernando de las Infantas, a courtier of Charles' son Philip II, as part of the obsequies after Charles' death.

The British ensemble Chapelle de Roi directed by Alistair Dixon perform with two voices per part, well balanced across the vocal range (unlike the tendency of many outfits to big up the sopranos), however with a little bit too much of the vibrato coming in at times for my preference. The recorded sound is very good overall though can catch hissing sibilants somewhat.

The booklet contains three and a bit pages of notes which tend to be more about Charles and the historical background than then music per se, plus Latin sung texts with translations.
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