New Releases from Harmonia Mundi

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Program: #08-26   Air Date: Jun 16, 2008

Before the summer break we had to look at six superb new releases from this label and its family of labels, including CDs dedicated to Ludford, de Monte, Ockeghem, and Thibaut de Navarre.

NOTE: All of the discs on this program are from the greater Harmonia Mundi family of labels.

For more information, you may visit their web site:

I. Crystal Tears: John Dowland and His Contemporaries (Andreas Scholl, countertenor/ Julian Behr, lute/Concerto di Viole). Harmonia Mundi CD HMC 901993.

--ROBERT JOHNSON(1583-1633): Full fathom five
--JOHNSON: Care-charming sleep
--PATRICK MANDO (c. 1600): Like as the day

II. Johannes Ockeghem: Missa Cuisvis Toni (Ensemble Musica Nova/Lucien Kandel) Aeon CD AECD 0753.

--OCKEGHEM (c.1420-1497): Missa Cuisvis Toni: Mass in D: Credo: Missa Cuisvis Toni: Mass in G: Credo

III. Estampies & Danses Royales: Le Manuscrit du Roi c. 1270-1320 (Hesperion XXI/Jordi Savall). Alia Vox CD AVSA 9857.

--Anon. (Manuscrit du Roi): Danse
--RAIMBAUT de VAQUEIRAS (c.1150-1207): Kalenda maya

IV. Nicolas Ludford: Missa Benedicta (Choir of New College, Oxford/Edward Higginbottom) K617 CD 206.

--NICHOLAS LUDFORD (c.1485-1557): Missa Benedicta et venerabilis: Gloria

V. Birds on Fire: Jewish Music for Viols (Fretwork)
Harmonia Mundi CD HMU 907478

--SALAMONE ROSSI (?-1630): Hashkivenu (Prayer--"Cause us, O Lord our God, to lie down in peace")
--Pieces from the Lumley Part Books

VI. Philippe de Monte: Missa Ultimi miei sospiri (Cinquecento)
Hyperion CD CDA67658

--PHILIPPE VERDELOT (?--to before 1552): Ultimi miei sospiri ("My dying breaths leave me chill and lifeless")
--PHILIPPE de MONTE (1521-1603): Missa Ultimi miei sospiri: Gloria

Composer Info

ROBERT JOHNSON(1583-1633), PATRICK MANDO (c. 1600), OCKEGHEM (c.1420-1497), RAIMBAUT de VAQUEIRAS (c.1150-1207), NICHOLAS LUDFORD (c.1485-1557), SALAMONE ROSSI (?-1630), PHILIPPE VERDELOT (?--to before 1552), PHILIPPE de MONTE (1521-1603)

CD Info

Harmonia Mundi CD HMC 901993, Aeon CD AECD 0753, Alia Vox CD AVSA 9857, K617 CD 206, Harmonia Mundi CD HMU 907478, Hyperion CD CDA67658

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