ClassicsOnline Home » JOSQUIN: Missa L'homme arme / Ave Maria / Absalon, fili mi > Review List



JOSQUIN: Missa L'homme arme / Ave Maria / Absalon, fili mi

Composer(s):Josquin des Prez,
Artist(s) Oxford Camerata, Choir • Summerly, Jeremy, Conductor
Period(s) Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred • Vocal Ensemble
Catalogue 8.553428
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 

   




Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

An interesting feature of the Josquin setting is his interpolation of a trope (Laeta dies) following the Credo and before the Sanctus using a non-liturgical text. The effect is undoubtedly dramatic at the centre of a work where the flowing lines of the polyphony have such a rich harmonic implication. The long Credo breaks free, with the polyphony becoming more animated, and so becomes the central focus of the whole Mass—and what a beautiful Mass it is; very beautifully sung and recorded here. The Ave Maria is used to create a tranquil mood before the Mass itself begins, and the very touching motet, Absalom, fili mi, makes a poignant coda. This is followed by the radiant elegy of Josquin’s contemporary, Jheronimus Vinders,

more....







 

Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.
Classicsonline.com – Your Classical Music Download Source
6:30:54 AM Saturday, August 23, 2014  -211-