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The Spirits of England and France, Vol. 5: Missa Veterem Hominem
English Anonymous, John Dunstable, Josquin Desprez
The Spirits of England and France, Vol. 5: Missa Veterem Hominem
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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If it weren't for the fact that English music was successfully exported to the Continent during the early 15th century, we would know far less about it. Most of the remaining sources, including that which contains the Miss...  more »

      
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All Artists: English Anonymous, John Dunstable, Josquin Desprez, Sarum Chant, Gothic Voices
Title: The Spirits of England and France, Vol. 5: Missa Veterem Hominem
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hyperion UK
Release Date: 5/9/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034571169194

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If it weren't for the fact that English music was successfully exported to the Continent during the early 15th century, we would know far less about it. Most of the remaining sources, including that which contains the Missa Veterem Hominem--composed around 1440--exist only outside of England. Fortunately, a virtuoso vocal ensemble such as Gothic Voices takes an interest in exploring repertoire that eludes the understanding or repertorial focus of most other groups. There's some incredible music here, and it's performed in such a lively, energetic, technically faultless style that we just listen in astonishment and appreciation. You won't believe the dazzling, jumping rhythms and leaping melodies of the Kyrie; and you'll marvel at the radiant, shimmering harmonies that result from the singers' perfect tuning and balance. Get this disc and prepare for a memorable experience. --David Vernier
 

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A Mass from a Glorious Period in English Music
Robert E. Glasgow | Baltimore, MD USA | 05/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This "Old Man" mass (the old man is Adam) comes from a flourishing period of English music when English sacred music spread widely over the European continent. In addition to the ordinary of the mass, which is beautifully sung, this recording includes numerous examples of Sarum chant, some of which are still used in Anglican and Roman Catholic churches today. This is the fifth volume of a series by the Gothic Voices titled "The Spirits of England and France" -- every volume in this series is fascinating. The recording booklet is a model of what documentation should be for music of this era."