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« Reply #1560 on: March 20, 2021, 04:18:08 AM »


OVPP all male, the central early music pieces are  by Compère (officium di cruce) and Willaert (Pater Noster.) All seems jolly good - if it were a concert you wouldn’t regret going.

I've heard and been impressed by other records by New York Polyphony.  I'll try to find this one on Spotify.

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« Reply #1561 on: March 28, 2021, 09:12:07 AM »
Due for release end of May:


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Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Reply #1562 on: April 10, 2021, 04:08:37 AM »
Exceptional disk. Superb performance from the Hilliard Ensemble.


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« Reply #1563 on: April 10, 2021, 08:33:34 AM »
Exceptional disk. Superb performance from the Hilliard Ensemble.



I agree it is outstanding. Serious music, and the Hilliards sing it with real intense involvement.
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« Reply #1564 on: April 10, 2021, 11:04:52 AM »
I agree it is outstanding. Serious music, and the Hilliards sing it with real intense involvement.

Though listening to it again I want to say how much I prefer the motets to the mass.
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« Reply #1565 on: April 24, 2021, 11:04:01 PM »
Morning listening (on Spotify):



PS I kind of expected to be blown away by this recording, but I'm not.... ::)

Is it because of the largish ensemble with four tenors? The "pretty" smoothness, sometimes glossing over accents & details? I'm not sure .... this deserves another (comparative) listen some other time.
This mass has also been recorded by Cut Circle/ Rodin, Cantica Symphonia/Boeke, Maletto and an older recording by Dominique Vellard.

Comments by Todd McComb from medieval.org:

When a recent correspondent let me know about the new Diabolus in Musica Reine du Ciel album, centered on Dufay's Missa Ave Regina Celorum, I was excited: After all, recent momentum — especially after the amazing new Ockeghem album just reviewed — had me anticipating a great reading. Moreover, Diabolus in Musica has recorded Dufay albums already (including the Missa Se la face ay pale), plus their recent Requiem disc (with its Ockeghem cycle from around the same time period) was quite coherent.... Yet despite adding Reine du Ciel promptly to my personal list, I guess I was still disappointed: In some sense, this entry is then a reflection on that situation, basically that a new album could immediately include the most appealing rendition of a significant work & still be disappointing.... But I guess that's always a possibility in the world of historical recreation! And that this interpretation involves significant improvements to both prior concepts & technique seems obvious enough, but after a strong reading of the opening plainchant, the central polytextual motet immediately comes off relatively timidly & even as a little awkward (versus e.g. its sometimes dance-like passagework).... Some of this might have to do with the part doubling & so coordination, defended almost defiantly by Guerber in the brief discussion, but mostly I think the ensemble just didn't spend as much time rehearsing and/or performing the piece in public before recording. If the situation is really as simple as that, I suppose it's not nearly among the top covid tragedies, but still unfortunate.... Oh well. But then, per the contradictory tenor of this entry, it's nonetheless the best recorded performance we have available, so I should still celebrate, right!?

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« Reply #1566 on: April 24, 2021, 11:11:06 PM »


Here an interesting tread, your own personal view on new not released yet...  :P

This is huge folks, for admirer of Johannes Ockeghem achievements, Raum Klang(German Label of quality), that would value so much so far and cherish there records.

This will be release April 16 in few days, just can't wait for this album, the great Masses, wow I'm tripping now:Missa Prolationum, Has a fan of Ockeghem, I would not missed out on!, this album, order this splendid recording, Missa Prolationum is equal in my mind to the beauty of Missa Caput of his
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This will perhaps competed whit The sound and The fury ensemble(From Austria).This is so telling folks, this album scream out loud buy me, you wont regret it.
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I'm a bit a zealot & proselyte and ultimately compelled to talk about the first album the Ockeghem Missa Prolationum, am all ready very exited about this release, whiteout fault, thus said, I'm expecting this and have high expectancy to listening to them!!!

Marvelous recording up a head!!!!

 ;D

Todd's comments:

And it's not as long as many releases in this field, but the new Ockeghem album by the new vocal quartet "L'ultima parola" made an instant impression: This is just a great recording of great music & was promptly added to my personal list. (There's been a delay in writing this discussion only because I was waiting for the physical CD to arrive from Germany, so that I could read the booklet... which doesn't really discuss the performance much anyway. Actually, the essay on Ockeghem sounds similar to things I was writing in the 1990s, so that's a little eerie....) Obviously I hope this group continues to record more music from the 15th century (as appears to be their focus), and I mostly have raves. If I'm to be critical, as noted in the linked discussion, having a woman sing the top line isn't historical, but everything works so well here, it doesn't seem like an issue. What else? I think my biggest gripe is actually the way the booklet falls right out of the digipak... this is something we can't get right in 2021? (Packaging generally remains a disaster in all areas of life, but I digress....) There's also an issue of interpretive slowness, which suggests clichés of respect, but these four singers hold their tone so well, there aren't musical issues with it.... Their clarity is great in general. And the polish is amazing for a first album! This is a great example of 15th century vocal virtuosity in general, not to mention such great music from a more technical perspective — and sung basically without compromises.
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Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Reply #1567 on: April 30, 2021, 07:37:39 AM »
Sollazzo Ensemble do Landini (Warning: it’s very good.)


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They’re in the middle of recording Leuven Chansonnier II.

When will unmasked European early festivals start again?
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« Reply #1568 on: May 17, 2021, 11:50:40 AM »
Been on an Early Music bender the last few weeks - I opened my wallet (maybe a little too much :-[) for some new recording to add to my collection:







Hat-tip to Que for the Petrus Alamire


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Some old-school Eton Choirbook...


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Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Reply #1569 on: June 06, 2021, 05:42:40 PM »
Folks I will be listening to some Josquin IL Prato, giving a chance to Dominique Visse Ensemble whit is seventh book, on RICERCARE label, and also on same label the  superb Adieu mes Amour, now that well done, and perhaps Josquino IL Prato, Josquin in Flemish become Yo- J, Josquin Desprez , maybe also the very old 1950 release of  Lassus lament and Josquin Miserere, wanna know why, because ordering lately a Josquin Desprez, by a godfather  of a conductor Bruno Turner Missa L'homme armé this is gonna be super, LP, mighty vinyl, 1978 brewed on Archive Production, Ironically he was the first to introduced me to Lassus music and many other, I am thankfull, bow down  in front of him and called him a great master, no wonder Beauty Farm made a special Honorific album of Palestrina for his 90'' birthday,, I agree fully whit FRA BERNARDO.

Go lots of music coming my way in CD too, Sigismondo D'India , Manuel Cardoso, quite frankly this album is perhaps on of the best interpretation and performance of Tallis Scholars I hail them and put them on podium for this release alone, this is telling.

Expecting also Missa In Illo Tempore on Henry Eight, what a Missa of divine proportion, Baptiste Romain another great director and visionary, love his work a lot, have them all an order: The Birth of the Violin and Lira Sura, two exceptionally good album in CD, sir Baptiste Romain, got to confess, had become a fanboy of Le Mirroir DE Music ensemble  fantastic epic realease, stunning and Captivating, Ensemble Jachet DE mantoue whit two release , Jachet DE Mantoue Missa Ancor Che col partire a great favorite, paid 45 euro for it, ish but I don't regret a thing and also same ensemble English composer Tallis and etc ,Should be prepared to be flabbergast, strap on thought Deprofundis, this most be one hell of a ride,  splemdissimo.

And that about it anyone want to comment my purchased hmm?

Have a nice day I am tired goodnight for me, me an a friend a good friend drank some GRAND MARNIER  my favorite  strong liquor this stuff  is awesome felt in love whit it long time ago.  8)
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Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Reply #1570 on: June 07, 2021, 08:15:04 AM »
Due for release end of May:



Anyone heard it?
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« Reply #1571 on: June 17, 2021, 11:59:44 AM »


I know someone who thinks this is their best recording, and though I wouldn’t agree because of my penchant for Rebecca Stewart, the Mouton therein is certainly very fine.
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« Reply #1572 on: July 01, 2021, 11:33:35 PM »



https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8916291--le-chansonnier-de-bayeux

On a good hi fi, when you’re in the mood, this is quite entertaining. It is well recorded, I never realised what a characterful voice Brigitte Lesne has - full of colour. Pierre Boragano is a specialist in early wind instruments, and especially when he plays the bagpipes, the sound is very gripping. But even with a recorder he overblows beautifully and it makes a great sound on the disc. There’s nothing earth shattering here, nothing unforgettable, listening to it is a bit like going to a fun concert, that’s all.
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« Reply #1573 on: July 16, 2021, 11:20:18 AM »
https://www.academia.edu/18608151/Thomas_Binkley_and_the_Studio_der_Fru_hen_Musik_challenging_the_myth_of_Westernness_

Yri, Kirsten. ‘Thomas Binkley and the Studio der Frühen Musik: Challenging “the Myth of Westernness”’, Early Music 38, no. 2 (2010): 273–80.
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« Reply #1574 on: July 22, 2021, 12:11:57 PM »


There’s an astonishing thing on this - excommunicatio leonis papae. The whole CD is full of good things! The music and style reminds me of Peres’s Templars CD.

It also has one of the best solo unaccompanied monophonic songs I’ve ever heard, canticum trium puerorum. I must find out who’s singing it and listen to everything else he’s recorded. Experience has taught me that it ain’t easy to make 10 minutes of monophony in Latin interesting to hear.
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« Reply #1575 on: July 22, 2021, 12:57:30 PM »


It also has one of the best solo unaccompanied monophonic songs I’ve ever heard, canticum trium puerorum. I must find out who’s singing it and listen to everything else he’s recorded.

Presto Classic says that the singer(s?) for this piece are  Branislav Rakić and Michael Loughlin Smith.

They offer it as download, unfortunately without booklet.
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« Reply #1576 on: July 22, 2021, 01:02:23 PM »
Presto Classic says that the singer(s?) for this piece are  Branislav Rakić and Michael Loughlin Smith.

They offer it as download, unfortunately without booklet.

I just bookmarked it on Spotify.

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Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Reply #1577 on: August 03, 2021, 11:31:19 PM »
Wili Apel’s Keyboard music before 1700 available for free online here

https://archive.org/details/historyofkeyboar00will/page/n1/mode/2up
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« Reply #1578 on: August 07, 2021, 08:53:24 AM »




I own a few pieces of medieval/renaissance sheet music.  This is one of them.  These aren't facsimiles although I do have facsimile pieces as well.

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Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Reply #1579 on: August 09, 2021, 02:37:15 AM »
Yes ever before and after I got  order Adam de La Halle D'amoureus cuer voel Chanter Les Jardins de Courtoisie LP.

This is not about ''Les Jeux de Robin & Marion'' ,
nope it's is Chanson  or Motets, very nice recording, the sound of it in vynil is huge I tell yah, a holy Grail to be, the sleeve is superbe, the LP is Thick  :P

I swear since I heard a lot of Adam DE la Halle, that this recording is the best of the best ever, I just order this today...

What an incredible rare LP, you don't know unless you heard it on youtube, I had it digital copy, now I'm gonna have it analogue oh woaw, super.

But perhaps I don't  talk about it more in depth, if you like ancient lore music you need this, trust me.
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