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Program: #08-46, Air Date: 11/03/08

The new recording by the Cinquecento ensemble of the Missa Ultimi miei sospiri and motets of Mechelen-born Philippe de Monte.

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All of the music on this program is from a recording featuring the vocal ensemble Cinquecento (Hyperion CD CDA67658). For information:

www.hyperion-records.co.uk

Phillipe de Monte (1521-1603) was raised in Mechelen, where he was a choirboy at St. Rombout. After a stint in Italy, he was associated with the Hapsburg court of Philip II,
> traveling to England with Philip for the marriage to Mary Tudor. He was employed by the Hapsburg Emperor Maximilian II, and spent the rest of his live in service to the Austrian court.

--de MONTE: Miserere mei, Deus ("Be merciful unto me, O God")

--PHILIPPE VERDELOT (1480/85--1550/52): Ultimi miei sospiri ("My dying breaths which leave me chill and lifeless")

--de MONTE: Missa Ultimi miei sospiri

--de MONTE: Magnificat ("My soul proclaims the glory of the Lord")

--de MONTE: Ad te levavi ("I lift up my eyes to you")

--de MONTE: Fratres, ego enim accepi ("Brethren, I have received of the Lord")

--de MONTE: Asperges me, Domine ("You will anoint me with hyssop, O Lord, and I shall be clean")

--de MONTE: Gaudent in caelis animae Sanctorum ("In heaven rejoice the souls of the saints")

--de MONTE: Ne timeas, Maria ("Fear not, Mary, you have found favor with the Lord")

Composer Info

Phillipe de Monte (1521-1603), PHILIPPE VERDELOT (1480/85--1550/52)

CD Info

Hyperion CD CDA67658,