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DUFAY: Missa L' homme arme

Composer(s):Dufay, Guillaume
Artist(s) Oxford Camerata, Choir • Summerly, Jeremy, Conductor
Period(s) Medieval
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.553087
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Classic CD,September 1995

The singing of the Oxford Camerata is superb, confidently ptiched and blended, and Jeremy Summerly's pacing is as naturally spontaneous as it is perceptive.

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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Jeremy Summerly and his Oxford Camerata gives a powerfully expressive and wholly convincing account of Dufay’s masterly cyclic Mass using a Burgundian chanson as its basis. We hear this sung first in its original format as an introduction, and its message, ‘The armed man should be feared’, makes a dramatically appropriate contrast with the motet, Supremum est mortalibus, which is a peace song. The latter was written some 30 years earlier, yet it shows just as readily the remarkable inventiveness and eloquence of this 15th-century French composer. The Mass movements are interspersed with plainchant in the same Dorian mode. With vivid yet atmospheres recording this can be given the strongest recommendations.


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