November 2012

#12-48 (11/19/12)

The King’s Singers: Royal Rhymes and The Lord’s Prayer

Our friends the King's Singers have two recent recordings on two different labels, one of music for the royal English court, the other of settings of the Pater Noster; this week we hear excerpts from both.

Composer: King Henry VIII, William Cornysh, Ellis Gibbons, Orlando Gibbons, John Hilton, John Mundy, John Dowland, John Bennet, Thomas Weelkes, Sir Walter Parratt, Sir Hubert Parry, Sir Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten, Paul Drayton, William Byrd, Heinrich Schutz, Mikolaj Zielenski, Josquin des Pres, William Harris, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schutz, William Byrd, Hans Leo Hassler, Igor Stravinsky, Francis Poulenc, Oralndus Lassus, Maurice Durufle, Charles Wood, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, John Tavener, Henry Purcell, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Farrrant

CD Info: SIGCD 307, Naxos CD,

#12-47 (11/12/12)

Sacred Songs of France, Volume I

Another recent recording for which we wrote the liner notes features Gloria Dei Cantores in repertoire centering in the High Renaissance, including rare sacred works by Passereau and Dulot.

Composer: Josquin des Prez, Elzéar Genet (c.1470-1548), Thoinot Arbeau (1519-1595), Jean Mouton (c, 1459-1522), Pierre de Manchicourt (c.1510-1564), Antoine de Févin (c.1470-1511/12), Loyset Compère (c.1445-1518), Claude le Jeune (1528/30-1600), Jachet of Mantua (1483-1559), Pierre Passereau (fl. 1509-1547), François Dulot (fl. 1st half of the 16th cen.),

CD Info: GDCD 056

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