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Offline Mandryka

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8560 on: April 07, 2019, 10:16:25 PM »



Manuscrit du Puy – XIIe-XVIe siècles
Introïtus Exultantes in partu virginis
Johannes Ockeghem (vers 1420-1497)

Kyrie de la Missa « Fors seulement »
Intemerata Dei Mater
Jean Mouton (1459-1522)
Gloria de la Missa « Quem dicunt homines »
Clément Janequin (1485-1558)
Quand contremont verras
Herbes et fleurs
Bel aubépin verdissant
Le rossignol
Fabrice Caietain (1540-1578)
La terre va les eaux boivant
Pierre Certon (1515-1572)
Vignon, vignette
Clément Janequin (1485-1558)
11.   Etans assis aux rives aquatiques
12.   Sanctus de la Missa super « La bataille »
Jean Mouton (1459-1522)

13.   Nesciens mater virgo virum
Antoine de Févin (1470-1512)
14.   Introïtus de la Missa « Pro fidelibus defunctis » 6’05
Jean Mouton (1459-1522)
15.   Quis dabit oculis nostris
Guillaume Faugues (1442-1475)

16.   Agnus Dei de la Missa « Je suis en la mer »
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17.   Dedans la mer
   
   
   

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Un portrait musical de la Loire, de sa source à l’océan, croisant cathédrales, châteaux et monastères, saluant les grandes figures de la Renaissance qui ont séjourné sur ses rives, en se réjouissant de la nature et du vin : voilà le beau programme du nouveau CD de l’ensemble Jacques-Moderne. « Ce programme est construit comme une “ Messe ”, introduite par une polyphonie d’un manuscrit du Puy-en-Velay, puis un Kyrie du Tourangeau Jean de Ockeghem, un Gloria de Mouton, un sanctus et un Benedictus de Janequin », explique Joël Suhubiette qui dirige l’ensemble. Si ce voyage sur le fleuve royal suit l’ordinaire de la messe, il n’oublie pas les chansons profanes chantant « la nature, les oiseaux, la vigne et le vin » mais aussi le deuil, avec des musiques écrites pour les funérailles d’Anne de Bretagne. Ce programme, le premier a cappella depuis bientôt quinze ans, est éclairé de la lumière toujours renouvelée, chantant la profondeur ou l’allégresse, de onze voix expertes des répertoires des XVe et XVIe siècles unies dans la cohérence de cette célébration du fleuve. En soi, cela suffirait à faire de ce CD un événement, mais Joël Suhubiette voulait que ce voyage aille aussi à la découverte de pièces inédites. Ainsi de « petits joyaux méconnus » de Fabrice Caietain, de Certon, de Faugues retrouvés par le musicologue Marc Busnel, revigorés par la science de la prononciation de Thierry Péteau, se réveillent « Au long de la Loire » au temps de cette Renaissance baignée de musique.



(Baroque style singing of renaissance music, nice enough if that's what you like.)
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8561 on: April 07, 2019, 10:19:48 PM »


Gorgeous, sensual singing and fiddle playing in the first track!
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8562 on: April 08, 2019, 07:30:51 PM »


Boots on keyboard!
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8563 on: April 09, 2019, 08:16:41 PM »


Worth hearing. Good notes in booklet.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8564 on: April 10, 2019, 10:30:45 PM »


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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8565 on: April 11, 2019, 03:15:02 PM »

"What the hell is that thing?"
"I don't know, I found it in the trash."
"Is it some kind of paddle?"
"What do you think those strings are for?"
"Look: it's hollow. Let's smash it open and see what's inside!"

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8566 on: April 11, 2019, 08:08:52 PM »
The photos in th booklet are very good, very classy and posed.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8567 on: April 11, 2019, 08:40:42 PM »


Italian harpsichord tuned 1/4 comma meantone. In the opening tracks (all I’ve been able to hear so far)  performances have the Wilson trademark: the pulse heavily marked by chords.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8568 on: April 11, 2019, 09:19:12 PM »
New from Signum records (via Hyperion)



Maurice Duruflé : Complete Choral Works
Houston Chamber Choir, Robert Simpson (conductor)

Samples sound good.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8569 on: April 12, 2019, 12:30:02 AM »


May 10. Let me die before I wake and Nebenstück are the two modern works

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« Reply #8570 on: April 12, 2019, 01:11:06 AM »


Italian harpsichord tuned 1/4 comma meantone. In the opening tracks (all I’ve been able to hear so far)  performances have the Wilson trademark: the pulse heavily marked by chords.

Very common in Attaignant's harpsichord music, particularly the dances.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8571 on: April 12, 2019, 01:39:31 AM »
Five years ago the only Attaingnant dedicated recording for was Hopkinson Smith’s; now there are three more. I like Hopkinson Smith very much in this music.

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« Reply #8572 on: April 12, 2019, 04:39:36 AM »


Released last year but I never noticed.

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The Church of Saint-Pierre in Saint- Julien-du-Sault (Burgundy) was begun in 1235. Work continued on the building for centuries, resulting in a variety of architectural styles. By the late sixteenth century, a wooden balcony for the organ was added at the first bay on the north side of the building; the structure extends several feet into the nave, allowing the organist to see down the nave and into the choir. The builder of the organ is unknown, but the removal of ochre paint on the front of the case at the time of the reconstruction revealed an inscription with the date 1568. The in- strument had been altered several times over the centuries, most notably by Julien Tribuot in 1695 and Charles Barker (in- ventor of the Barker machine) in the nine- teenth century. Detective work undertaken by the organ consultant, Eric Brottier, and Helmut Eckhardt of the Atelier Bertrand Cattiaux, revealed that enough of the Renaissance organ survived to per- mit a reconstruction of the original instrument. One remarkable discovery was that the twenty-three front pipes alternate tin and lead, and these originally contained polychrome decorations. While the interior pipework vanished long ago, surviving fragments from the instrument permitted the reconstruction of pipe scales: these included a pipe foot, borings in the old rack-boards, and the extant front pipes. The double-grooved chests for the front pipes revealed the layout of the original wind chest. The raised chest for the cornet (also believed to be original) was intact. One bellows even survived in a local museum, and it was used as the model for new ones. The two metal alloys in the front pipes were analyzed and used for the flutes, principals, and trompette.

I also just discovered this 2014 release which may be of interest



And there’s this too for ensemble

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8573 on: April 13, 2019, 06:30:51 PM »
Heads-up RVW fans:

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8574 on: April 13, 2019, 11:02:21 PM »
That illustration is more Ranulph Feinnes than Robert Scott.

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« Reply #8575 on: April 14, 2019, 12:13:12 AM »
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I see it has a narrator - that has put me off already. I don't want to faff around programming out unwanted verbiage.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8576 on: April 14, 2019, 12:36:02 AM »
I see it has a narrator - that has put me off already. I don't want to faff around programming out unwanted verbiage.

Apparently, as Wikipedia tells me, it's not unheard of to have the quotes in the score at the beginning of each movement spoken aloud. But then it goes on to observe that there's not great evidence that RVW ever intended this to happen.

It's certainly not the only work with a quote written in the score, but I'm not aware of, for example, a practice of reading something before Ravel's Jeux d'eau or each movement of Gaspard de la nuit.
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« Reply #8577 on: April 14, 2019, 12:57:54 AM »
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Probably won't be able to resist this one! Great cover art. Thanks John.
Interesting that it includes the narration on Sinfonia Antartica. That is unusual these days although, personally, I have no problem with it.
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« Reply #8578 on: April 14, 2019, 01:00:54 AM »
That illustration is more Ranulph Feinnes than Robert Scott.

No, Ranulph would be in a heated snow-mobile with aircraft back-up.
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« Reply #8579 on: April 14, 2019, 01:29:16 AM »
Apparently, as Wikipedia tells me, it's not unheard of to have the quotes in the score at the beginning of each movement spoken aloud. But then it goes on to observe that there's not great evidence that RVW ever intended this to happen.

It's certainly not the only work with a quote written in the score, but I'm not aware of, for example, a practice of reading something before Ravel's Jeux d'eau or each movement of Gaspard de la nuit.

The best evidence that the composer didn't intend it to happen is in the score - movements 3 & 4 are played without a break, something that can't happen with 'furry voiced recitations' (© The Gramophone) interrupting. The world premiere recording (Barbirolli/Halle) didn't have them, it was a 1960s marketing gimmick to have a theatrical knight solemnly intoning.

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