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Cecus: Colours, Blindess and Memorial ()

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composed by Alexander Agricola, Anonymous, Spanish, Josquin Des Prez, Juan de Anchieta, Nicolas Champion, Pierre de la Rue

The notes for this release by conductor Björn Schmelzer are given in English, French, German, and Spanish; the texts, mostly in Latin or medieval French, appear only in French and English. Some will contend that the notes are crazy, and indeed the same accusation was made against the vocal works of Alexander Agricola in their own time. But there is such a thing as salutary nonsense. Schmelzer's premise is that Agricola was blind ("cecus" in Latin), and that his music involved a detailed representation of the experience of ...

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  1. Romance de la muerte del muy esclarecido rey don Felipe, for vocal ensemble
  2. Plorer, gemier/Requiem
  3. Delicta juventutis, motet for 4 voices
  4. Absalon fili mi, motet
  5. Doleo super te
  6. Cecus Non Judicat de Coloribus
  7. Fortuna desperata
  8. Si dedero, motet for 3 voices
  9. Le eure e venue/Circundederunt
  10. Je n'ay dueil
  11. Musica quid defles, motet (Epitaphion Alexandri Agricolae symphonistae regis Castillae)
  12. De profundis clamavi, motet
  13. Nymphes des bois/Requiem aeternam/Deploration de la Mort de Jehan Ockeghem, lament for 5 parts
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Cecus: Colours, Blindess and Memorial
2010, Glossa

UPC: 8424562321052

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