Well OK, not quite. The "Full Monte" would comprise over a thousand madrigals, 38 mass settings, around 250 motets and 144 "madrigali spirituali". With such a huge output it seems mystifying that Philippe de Monte's name has fallen into obscurity unlike some of his contemporaries such as Palestrina and Lassus who have basked in considerable glory. On the evidence of the mass (Missa 'Ultimi miei sospiri'), six motets and a Magnificat presented here (along with a madrigal of Philippe Verdelot providing the basis for the mass), it's not as if he was just knocking out substandard pieces, as the quality stands right alongside the other great composers of the age. I make no apologies for quoting the sleeve notes which themselves quote from the Grove Dictionary of Music, which describes Monte's music as "unfolding in unhurried, sometimes quite melismatic lines, with little evidence of post-Tridentine concerns about textual clarity".
Every disc by the sextet "Cinquecento" is a wonder, and this is no exception. There is probably no better exponent of Renaissance polyphony around right now. The recorded sound is truly excellent, and as usual there are useful notes on the pieces by Stephen Rice, along with full Latin (and Italian for the Verdelot madrigal) texts and translations.