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Anne Boleyn's Songbook ()

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composed by Anonymous, Antoine Brumel, Antoine de Févin, Claudin de Sermisy, Jean Mouton, Josquin Des Prez, Loyset Compère

The small British choir Alamire, mixed-gender and adult, has shown adaptability and intelligence in matching their skills to a variety of unusual programs. They have a sound with some meat on it, and it rarely flags intonationally. The real news, however, is the repertoire, some of which is performed here for the first time in nearly five centuries. The subject matter is indeed a songbook, probably owned by the second of Henry VIII's wives, although it bears the notation "Mistress" Anne Boleyn and thus apparently dates from ...

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  1. Tota pulchra es, motet
  2. Venez, regrets
  3. Fer pietatis opem miseris mater, motet (Anne Boleyn Songbook)
  4. Stabat mater dolorosa, motet for 5 parts
  5. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, Antiphon and Psalm 116
  6. Maria Magdalena et altera Maria, motet (Anne Boleyn Songbook)
  7. Forte si dulci Stigium boantem, motet (Anne Boleyn Songbook)
  8. O virgo virginum, motet (Anne Boleyn Songbook)
  9. Paranimphus salutat virginem
  10. Gentilz galans compaingnous, chanson (Anne Boleyn Songbook)
  11. Tempus meum est ut revertar, motet (Anne Boleyn Songbook)
  12. Quae est ista, for 4 voices
  13. Liber generationes Jesu Christi, motet for 4 parts
  14. Jouyssance vous donneray, chanson, for 4 voices
  15. Popule meus quid feci tibi, motet (Anne Boleyn Songbook)
  16. In illo tempore, motet (Anne Boleyn Songbook)
  17. Sicut Lilium Inter Spinas for 4 voices
  18. Praeter rerum seriem, motet for 6 parts
  19. O Deathe, Rock Me A-Sleepe
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Anne Boleyn's Songbook
2015, Obsidian Records

UPC: 658592071528


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