In the Lowlands

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Program: #21-39   Air Date: Sep 20, 2021

The earliest Dutch polyphony, Antwerp in the 16th century, and a journey in the footsteps of Herman Hollanders with his Parnassus ecclesiasticus.

I. Hollandse Fragmenten: Early Dutch Polyphony (Diskantores/Niels Berentsen). Muso CD MU-042.

Precious little Dutch polyphonic music survives from the middle ages. Whatever is left consists of fragments of manuscripts, now kept at the university libraries of Utrecht, Leiden, and Amsterdam, dating from around 1400. This means that a significant number of compositions come down to us in an incomplete state: voices are missing, and some of the music has become illegible. To make a larger portion of this repertoire accessible to the public, some of the fragments have been restored digitally and made legible by musicologist Eliane Fankhauser. Some of the lacunary pieces have been reconstructed ('recomposed') by ensemble leader Niels Berentsen.

The exact provenance of the fragments is difficult to assess with certainty, but what is clear is that they originated from the Dutch language-area: in all collections we find songs on Middle-Dutch texts. It is probable that the fragments originated around the court of the county of Holland in The Hague, or in the urban environment of Utrecht, the bishop's residence.

With this album, ensemble Diskantores presents a cross section of this unique, multifaceted repertoire. Liturgical pieces could have been performed as part of a mass, while secular pieces with Dutch, French or German texts would have been sung in a private circle of connoisseurs, or during festivities at the court. This wonderful collection proves that Holland was an important cultural centre during the Middle Ages.

This then presents a project that perfectly fits muso: off the beaten track, full of joy and beautifully performed by a young vocal ensemble, joined here by Jacques Meegens on a medieval organ whose sounds leave no one indifferent.

A musical treat that will lift all spirits!

Martinus Fabri:

1. Eer ende lof (01:45)

Anonymous:

2. Adieu vous di (06:26)

3. Indescort (Codex Faenza) (02:58)

Martinus Fabri:

4. Een cleyn parabel (02:12)

5. Salve Regina0 (3:23)

6. Ist mi bescheert (03:48)

7. Och lief gesel (02:58)

8. Au debot de no rue (00:49)

9. Kyrie cunctipotens (Codex Faenza) (06:56)

10. Gloria (03:19

Hubertus de Salinis:

11. Psallat Chorus / Eximie Pater (01:52)

12. Gloria Jubilacio (05:48)

Anonymous:

13. Deo gracias (00:39)

14. O crux gloriosa (02:32)

15. En ties en latin en romans (02:57)

16. Renouveler mi feist (05:08)

17. Empris domoyrs (Groningen tabulature) (02:51)

Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376 - 1445):

18. Fröleichen so well wir / N'ay je cause (06:48)

Anonymous:

19. Asperance (Groningen tabulature) (01:20)

20. Ho ho ho (01:45)

 

II. Salve Antverpia (La Caccia/Patrick Denecker). Ricercar CD RIC 137.

Salve Antverpia
 
The city of Antwerp could well have shared the title of European capital of music with Venice during the 16th century. Whilst there was a great amount of sacred and secular music performed in the city, Antwerps manufacturers of harpsichord and virginals, the Ruckers family in particular, boasted a vast number of clients throughout Europe. The citys music printers and publishers, led by Tielman Susato and Pierre Phalèse, also enjoyed an international reputation. La Caccia has drawn upon works published by them to compile this programme that displays the richness and the variety of music in Antwerp during the Renaissance.  
 

1. Passamezzo D'Anvers
Composed By – Pierre Phalèse (1:10)

2. Forbons
Composed By – Jacobus Clemens Non Papa* (2:20)

3. Passamezzo D'Anvers
Composed By – Pierre Phalèse (1:12)

4. Pavane Si Pas Souffrir - Gaillarde Si Pour T'Aymer - Gaillarde L'Esmerillonne - Gaillarde Puis Que Vivre - Ballo Milanese
Composed By – Pierre Phalèse, Tielman Susato (5:39)

5. Justempus
Composed By – Jacobus Clemens Non Papa* (1:37)

6. Se Dire Je L'Osoie
Composed By – Benedictus Appenzeller (1:49)

7. Le Printemps Faict Florir
Composed By – Benedictus Appenzeller (2:23)

8. Viens Tost
Composed By – Benedictus Appenzeller (2:21)

9. Pourquoy M'Est Tu Tant Ennemie
Composed By – Pierre De Manchicourt (2:08)

10. Gentils Galans
Composed By – Benedictus Appenzeller (1:13)

11. Branle Simple I - Branle Communs 5 - Branle Communs 7 - Hoboken Dans - Branle Gay 3&6 - Branle Simple I - Branle Mon Amy - Branle Simple I
Composed By – Pierre Phalèse (7:51)

12. Fantasia Prima
Composed By – Emanuel Adriaenssen (4:23)

13. Allemande & Saltarello "Bruynsmedelyn" - Allemande & Saltarello "Poussinghe"
Composed By – Pierre Phalèse (2:54)

14. Nieuwe Almanack
Composed By – Lupus Hellinc* (1:23)

15. Pavane "Mille Regretz" - Pavane "Mille Ducats" - Gaillardes II, III - Gaillarde I
Composed By – Tielman Susato (7:34)

16. Schiarazula Marazula
Composed By – Pierre Phalèse (1:24)

17. Matona Mia Cara
Composed By – Orlando di Lasso* (2:07)

18. Allemande Nonette
Composed By – Emanuel Adriaenssen (1:39

19. Ardo, Donna, Per Voi
Composed By – Andreas Pevernage (2:51)

20. Danse Du Roy - Bergerette - Le Joly Bois - Bergerette "Les Grands Douleurs"
Composed By – Tielman Susato (6:33)

21. Salve Quae Roseo
Composed By – Tielman Susato (8:42)

22. La Morisque
Composed By – Tielman Susato (1:04)

23. Passamezzo D'Anvers
Composed By – Pierre Phalèse 

III. In the Footsteps of Herman Hollanders ( Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie/Ruud Huijbregts). Etcetera CD KTC 1292.

In The Footsteps of Herman Hollanders (Etcetera) by Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie (2006-08-29)

Hollanders (c. 1595- c.1640) was vicar of the Eindhoven chapel and schoolmaster and organist of the Catharinakerk in Eindhoven from 1618 to 1623. He also worked as an organist in Ekeren in Belgium and was master singing teacher organist of the Our Lady Church in Breda 1628 and 1637. 

Catholic Breda becomes the Protestant religion dominant during the third conquest of Breda from the Spaniards by Frederik Hendrik during the Eighty Years' War. Many clerks and civilians fled to the southern Netherlands. Hollanders probably fled with his family. No further information is known about him after that time.

Two collections of music by Hollanders have been preserved. The original collections are in the library of the Collegium Augustinianum Gaesdonck , beyond Boxmeer, just across the German border. These contain about 50 works, some of which are incomplete.

  • One collection is called 'Parnassus ecclesiasticus' (1631), it contains works for 1 to 4 voices with basso continuo and two 8-part pieces for 4 voices and 4 strings with basso continuo.
  • The other is called 'Jubilus filiorum Dei' (1634) and contains 8 solo motets for tenor and a number of incomplete works.

 

CD 1: Parnassus ecclesiasticus part 1

1. Adesto dolori meo (04:39)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

2. Ecce tabernaculum Dei (03:36)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

3. Antequam comedam suspiro (02:41)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

4. Exaltabo te, Domine (02:45)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

5. O splendor paternae gloriae (02:10)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

6. Exsultent et laetentur (02:47)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

7. Recipe me (03:25)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

8. O fons vitae (02:58)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

9. Ecce clamo (03:25)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

10. O Christe Iesu (02:57)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

11. Heu Domine, Deus meus (04:04)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

12. Pater, peccavi (03:55)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

13. Hodies dies adest celebris (03:32)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

14. Dolor me compellit dicere (03:22)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

15. Spiritus sanctus (02:55)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

16. Sancte Paule apostole (03:16)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

 

CD 2: Parnassus ecclesiasticus part 2

1. Exsultate justi (02:23)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

2. Transfige, dulcissime Domine Iesu (03:32)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

3. O nomen Iesu (03:26)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

4. O bonne Iesu (03:34)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

5. Ego sum vitis vera (03:05)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

6. Cantabant sancti (02:51)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

7. Felix namque (03:09)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

8. Dilectus meus (02:21)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

9. Salve caelestis curiae (03:06)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

10. Venit Michael archangelus (03:19)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

11. Benedic, Domine, domum istam (03:34)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

12. O vos omnes (04:37)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

13. Non turbetur cor vestrum (02:44)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

14. Quid vidistis, pastores (02:49)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

15. Ecce vicit leo (03:06)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

16. Te gloriosus (03:14)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

17. Congratulamini (03:26)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

18. Sanctus Iacobus (03:29)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

19. O beatum virum Martinum (04:04)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

20. Domine Iesu Christe (03:06)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

21. Cum inferni tenebris (05:40)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

 

CD 3: Parnassus ecclesiasticus part 3

1. Dum zelo plenus (04:52)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

2. Pange lingua (05:22)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

3. Tantum ergo (02:04)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

4. Salve Regina (08:05)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

5. Ave Maria (02:01)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

Jubilus Filiorum Dei
6. Quousque arida est anima mea (02:04)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

7. O Domine, Deus meus (02:08)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

8. Ecce dulcissime Iesu (02:41)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

9. Quid est hoc, dulcissime Iesu (02:59)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

10. Iesu Domine, Iesu pie (02:47)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

11. Ave praeclara virgo Maria (03:49)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

12. O benigna et suavis Maria (02:43)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

13. O clementissima virgo (03:02)
artists: ' Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie'
composers: 'Herman Hollanders (c.1595-c.1640)'

 

Composer Info

Martinus Fabri, Hubertus de Salinis, Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376 - 1445),Pierre Phalèse, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, Tielman Susato, Benedictus Appenzeller,Pierre De Manchicourt, Emanuel Adriaenssen, Lupus Hellinc , Orlando di Lasso, Andreas Pevernage, Herman Hollanders (c. 1595- c.1640)

CD Info

Muso CD MU-042, CD RIC 137, Etcetera CD KTC 1292