The Hilliard Ensemble: Nicholas Gombert

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Program: #06-09, Air Date: 02/20/06

The favorite composer of Charles V is given masterful treatment in this premiere national broadcast of the Hilliard Ensembles' latest recording.

NOTE: The favorite composer of Charles V is given masterful treatment in this premiere national broadcast of the Hilliard Ensemble's latest recording. We were joined by two members of the ensemble, founding member David James, countertenor, and Gordon Jones, baritone.

The recording, Nicholas Gombert: Missa Media Vita in Morte Sumus, is on the ECM label and is ECM CD number 1884.

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NICOLAS GOMBERT (c.1496--c.1560):

--Media Vita in Morte Sumus ("In the midst of life we are in death"--Responsory for the time between Epiphany and Lent).

--Missa Media Vita in Morte Sumus: Kyrie and Gloria.

--Salve Regina ("Hail holy queen, mother of mercy").

--Anima mea liquefacta est ("My soul melted as he spoke").

--Missa Media Vita in Morte Sumus: Credo.  

--O Crux, splendidior ("O Cross, more radiant than the stars").

--Missa Media Vita in Morte Sumus: Sanctus.

--Quam pulchra es ("How beautiful you are, and how lovely").

--Missa Media Vita in Morte Sumus: Agnus Dei.

--Musae Iovis (for Josquin Des Prez: "Muses of the thrice-great Jove, melodious offspring, weep").

Composer Info

NICOLAS GOMBERT (c.1496--c.1560)

CD Info

ECM CD number 1884