Program: #05-09 Air Date: Feb 21, 2005
All of the music on this program is from the series on the Ricercar label examining the first great generation of Franco-Flemish composers who dominate the musical life of Europe for more than two centuries beginning in the late 14th century. The performance features a number of Flemish ensembles: the Capilla Flamenca, directed by Dirk Snellings, Psallentes under the direction of Hendrik Vanden Abeele, and the Clari Cantuli, directed by Ria Vanwing.
The CD number is RIC 207.
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The primary work on the recording is by Arnoldus de Lantins (d. 1432), who was from Liege and joined a number of singer/composers from that area in a chapel assembled by Bishop Pandolpho Malatesta in Pesaro. He was known to be in the Papal chapel in Rome by 1431.
LANTINS: Missa verbum incarnatum ("The word made flesh"--for Christmastide).
The chant material is from a Gradual preserved in the Treasury of the Collegiate Church in Tongres; it dates from the end of the 14th century:
--Epistola: Dominus possedit me.
--Graduale: Benedicta et venerabilis.
--Sequence: Letabundus fidelis chorus in Maria.
--Evangelium: Liber generationis.
--Offertorium: Felix namque.
--Communio: Regina mundi.
--Ite missa est.
Two other composers are represented from Lantins' circle:
JOHANNES BRASSART (c. 1400--1455):
--Ave Maria/O Maria.
JOHANNES CESARIS (?late 14th c.--?1460):
--A virtutis ignitio/Ergo beata nascio.
Arnoldus de Lantins (d. 1432), JOHANNES BRASSART (c. 1400--1455), JOHANNES CESARIS (?late 14th c.--?1460)