Phillippe de Monte

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Program: #06-13, Air Date: 03/20/06

Another great Flemish composer and contemporary of Gombert, the Mechelen-born De Monte wound up bringing the Lowlands sound to Naples, Rome, Spain, Vienna and Prague--the Choir of New College, Oxford, convincingly performs his work.

NOTE: All of the music on this program features the Choir of New College, Oxford conducted by Edward Higginbottom. The CD is part of a set on Brilliant Classics and is CD 92433.  

Phillipus de Monte (1521-1603) was born in Mechelen and served at St. Rombout's Cathedral before serving the Pinelli family in Naples (1541-52). He lived in Rome, then traveled to the court of Queen Mary in the retinue of her husband, King Philip II of Spain. After another stint in Rome, he succeeded Jakobus Vaet as Kapellmeister of the Imperial Hapsburg Court in Vienna and Prague, where her served until his death.  

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Phillipus de Monte (1521-1603)  
--Miserere mei ("Have mercy on me, O God").  
--Peccavi super numerum ("My sins number more than all the grains of sand in the sea").  
--Missa Si ambulavero: Kyrie and Gloria (based on de Monte's motet on Psalm 137, "Thou I walk amid distress, you preserve me").  
--Super flumina Babylonis ("By the waters of Babylon").  
--Domine, quid multiplicanti sunt ("Lord, how many are those who rise up against me").  
--Missa Si ambulavero: Credo.  
--Spes humani generis  ("Jesus, hope of humanity and our refuge").  
--Domine Jesu Christe ("Lord Jesus Christ").  
--Angelus Domini descendit de caelo ("The angel of the Lord came down from heaven").  
--Missa Si ambulavero: Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei.  
--Hodie, dilectissimi, omnium sanctorum ("Today, well-beloved in the company of saints").

Composer Info

Phillipus de Monte (1521-1603)

CD Info

CD 92433