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Hilliard Ensemble: Josquin Desprez: Motets & Chansons

Song NameComposer
Ave Maria ... Virgo serenaJosquin Desprez
Absalon fili miJosquin Desprez
Veni Sancte SpiritusJosquin Desprez
De profundis clamaviJosquin Desprez
Scaramella va alla guerra (a4)Josquin Desprez
In te Domine speravi (a4)Josquin Desprez
El grillo (a4)Josquin Desprez
Mille regretzJosquin Desprez
Petite camusetteJosquin Desprez
Je me complainsJosquin Desprez
En l'ombre d'ung buissonetJosquin Desprez
Je ne me puis penir d'aimerJosquin Desprez
La deploration de Jhan Ockeghem (a5)Josquin Desprez

Directed by Paul Hillier

Of all the north European composers who made their careers writing beautiful secular madrigals in sixteenth-century Italy, Josquin Desprez is regarded as the greatest. Fusing learned polyphony with rhythmic gaity, the madrigal was hugely popular in Italy and England. The brilliant British male octet The Hilliard Ensemble, sounding very much like angels, are one of few groups who can do justice to this difficult, soaring material. From the sacred "Ave Maria... Virgo serena," "Veni Sancti Spiritus," and "De profundis clamavi" to the secular "Petite camusette," "Je me complains" and "Je ne me puis tenir d'aimer," this is wonderful music. 13 songs. Extensive liner notes give lyrics and translations.

Item code: 7012C | 1 CD | $11.98 |add item to cart
Early Music  | A Cappella | Male | United States
61302.2

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