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Josquin & Victoria: Secret History ()

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composed by Anonymous, Anonymous, Spanish, Gregorian Chant, Jacob Heringman, Jean Mouton, Josquin Des Prez, Tomás Luis de Victoria

This is a performance of a mass by Tomás Luis de Victoria and motets by Josquin Des Prez (and one by Jean Mouton), interspersed with original vihuela pieces, primarily improvised, by vihuelist Jacob Heringman. The "secret history" referred to in the title is not really history (or perhaps it's just too secret): the polyphonic music of Victoria and Josquin is deconstructed and sung in an unorthodox way, with paired singers, one or more viheulas, and, on a few pieces, viola da gamba. Singer and director John Potter seems to ...

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  1. Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum, for 8 voices
  2. Prelude for vihuela No. 1
  3. Missa Surge propera, for 5 voices
  4. Prelude for vihuela No. 2
  5. Prelude for vihuela No. 3
  6. Prelude for vihuela No. 4
  7. Prelude for vihuela No. 5
  8. Inviolata
  9. Inviolata, integra et casta es, motet for 5 parts
  10. Absalon, Fili Mi, motet for 4 parts (poss. spurious)
  11. Obsecro te
  12. Obsecro te, Domina, for 2 vihuelas (attrib. to Josquin Des Prez)
  13. Salve Regina, motet for 5 parts
  14. Benedicta es, plainchant
  15. Benedicta es, coelourum regina, motet for 6 parts
  16. Nymphes des bois/Requiem aeternam/Deploration de la Mort de Jehan Ockeghem, lament for 5 parts
  17. O magnum mysterium, motet for 4 voices
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Josquin & Victoria: Secret History
2017, ECM

UPC: 028948114634


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