Chapelle du Roi: Music for Charles V

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Program: #04-40   Air Date: Sep 27, 2004


Note: All of the music on this program is from a recording that expands a concert we featured from the Holland Festival of Early Music.

It features the ensemble Chapelle du Roi conducted by Alistair Dixon and is on the Signum label (CD SIGCD019). The recording features pieces for many aspects of the life of Charles V (1500-1558). The program is sponsored in part by the Belgian Tourist Office and the Embassy of Belgium in Washington, D.C. For more information on visiting Belgium, you may contact the Belgian Tourist Office at:

  1. Anon.: L'homme arme. CRISTOBAL MORALES (1500-1553): Missa L'homme arme. Plainchant for the Feast of the Holy Trinity. [written as an offering for Charles' wedding to his bride, Isabella of Portugal].
  2. JOSQUIN DESPREZ (c. 1450-1521): Ave Maria. (Charles' favorite composer).
  3. NICHOLAS GOMBERT: Qui colis Ausniam [written for the 1533 treaty between the Pope, Charles, and the Italian rulers].
  4. MORALES: Jubilate Deo [written in 1538 at the request of Pope Paul III to celebrate the treaty between Charles and Francis I of France].
  5. THOMAS CREQUILLON: Andrea Christi famulus [written by Charles' court composer to celebrate the meeting at Utrecht of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1546, where Francis I and Henry VIII attended].
  6. ORLANDUS LASSUS: Heroum soboles. (written by Lassus as an attempt to join Charles' chapel--while he was turned down, Charles' minister, Bishop Granvelle d'Arras, did arrange the famous appointment of Lassus to the court of Duke Albrecht of Bavaria).
  7. Don FERNANDO de las INFANTAS: Parce mihi Domine (written by this courtier to Charles' son, Philip II of Spain, upon the death of Charles).

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