November 2014#14-48 (11/24/14)
The Schola Antiqua of Chicago has a new release for Advent, including the world-premiere recording of Pierre de la Rue’s mass (perhaps the first ever) for the newly-declared Dec. 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Composer: Pierre de La Rue, Anders Jormin, William Brooks, Andrew Smith
CD Info: ECM CD246, Naxos CD 8.573260, Mignarda CD mp010
Perhaps written in Rome, this grand mass by Antoine Brumel is the latest project from the superb Brabant Ensemble.
Composer: Antoine Brumel (c1460–1512/13),
CD Info: CD # CDA68065
The latest from Phantasm dedicated to John Ward; the Rose Consort of Viols takes us on a European tour, and young Thomas Dunford picks up the archlute.
Composer: Tarquinio Merula, John Ward, Claudio Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Giulio Caccini, Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger,
CD Info: Alpha CD 195, Delphian CD DCD34149, Linn CD CKD 427,
After coming to Munich, Lassus’ life was at first comfortable and merry; the latest from the Egidius Kwartet looks at the first difficult times for the composer and his formerly supportive patron.
Composer: Roland de Lassus
CD Info: CD MEW 1369
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