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La Rue: Requiem; Josquin: Hercules Mass
Pierre de la Rue, Josquin Desprez, James Wood
La Rue: Requiem; Josquin: Hercules Mass
Genre: Classical
 
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There's something about Josquin's music that connects immediately and firmly with the spiritual, and the same can be said of Pierre de la Rue's Requiem, which movingly opens the program on this recording. Although no one k...  more »

      
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All Artists: Pierre de la Rue, Josquin Desprez, James Wood
Title: La Rue: Requiem; Josquin: Hercules Mass
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Label: Amon Ra
Release Date: 3/25/1994
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 750582235924, 5013133302427

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There's something about Josquin's music that connects immediately and firmly with the spiritual, and the same can be said of Pierre de la Rue's Requiem, which movingly opens the program on this recording. Although no one knows for whom the work was written, its substantial emotional impact cannot be denied. And the singing by the New London Chamber Choir couldn't be more polished, clear, or tuneful, as the mass's reverent mood is established from the very first notes. Rarely do you hear a choir with such pleasingly bright sopranos, who never become harsh and are always sensitive to the overall balance. This first-class music making extends to the disc's other two works: Josquin's famous mass based on the name of its dedicatee, and a lament on the death of Johannes Ockeghem. --David Vernier