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Francisco Penalosa is incredible
« on: November 24, 2019, 03:46:38 AM »
I have two albums of Penalosa, one by Pro cantione Antiqua for the motets and one more from New York Polyphony.

Penalosa was a composer pre-Cristobal de Morales and Francisco Guerrero, one of the most interesting composers around.

Not the most notorious, If fact I wonder how much available works for this composer in albums. He super great composer to be discovered.
 

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Re: Francisco Penalosa is incredible
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 09:50:13 PM »
The Bruno Turner recording is a great favourite of mine. I expect that New York Polyphony are very seductive, I have liked most of what I’ve heard from them.

This has one Penalosa thing, a sacred motet, over 5 mins and is very nicely done in typical Hilliard style



Dominique Vellard has recorded a lot of Penalosa, with Ensemble Giles Binchois and with Ensemble Cantus Figuratus. It’s many years since I listened to any of it. 

And you may, or you may not, like what Gothic Voices do here, there are half a dozen Penalosa numbers



And I’ve just discovered this, which I’ll play latee today if I can, I like what they do with Compère.



Ditto for this, I liked what they did with Josquin

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Re: Francisco Penalosa is incredible
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2019, 02:44:18 AM »
Ditto for this, I liked what they did with Josquin



This turns out to be absolutely fabulous, wonderful sound too, with a great sense of hall captured by the engineers, at least that’s how it comes across on my biggest best system. I feel very enthusiastic about this one.
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