May 2005#05-23 (05/30/05)
All of the music on this recording is from the Hyperion disc Mass for St. Anthony Abbott featuring the Binchois Consort directed by Andrew Kirkman (CDA 67474). As we heard on Millennium of Music program 03-06 (featuring the Mass for St. Anthony of Padua, Hyperion CD 66854), the great Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474) bequeathed two manuscripts of his own music to the St. Stephen Chapel in Cambrai. Aside from the Anthony of Padua Mass and a three-voice Requiem, there was an Anthony Abbott Mass. While the manuscript has been lost, the Anthony of Padua Mass was identified by David Fallows in a Trent manuscript in the late '70s; and a Missa Beati Anthoni found in another Trent source has the Propers for the Feast of Anthony Abbott. While Anthony Abbott was a desert father (c. 251-356), the shrine in the Vienne region south of Lyons is also the founding community of the Antonine order. Both Dufay and is estimable contemporary Gilles Binchois wrote music for his feast day on January 17th.
Composer: GUILLAUME DUFAY, GILLES BINCHOIS (c. 1400-1460)
CD Info: CDA 67474
NOTE: As we have done with this series from the beginning, we have featured each disc in this superior effort from Signum featuring the Chapelle du Roi conducted by Alistair Dixon.
Composer: THOMAS TALLIS, WILLIAM BYRD
CD Info: SIGCD036, SIGCD042
All of the music on this program is from the recording made by the Choir of the Monks of Chevetogne directed by Fr. Thomas Pott. You may reach the Abbey at their web site: www.monasterechevetogne.com
All of the music on this program is from a live concert given at the Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht 2004 featuring the Ensemble Cordaria.
Composer: Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704), Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger ca.1580-1651, Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627-1693), Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
All of the music on this program is from the recording John Browne. Music from the Eton Choirbook featuring the Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Phillips. The works of Browne are in the early folios of the Choirbook, dating from between 1490 and 1500. Aside from the five pieces on this disc, there were originally ten others (five are lost, two incomplete). The recording is Gimell CD 036.
Composer: John Browne
CD Info: Gimell CD 036
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