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The Spy's Choirbook ()

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composed by Alexander Agricola, Anonymous, Anonymous, English, Antoine de Févin, Franciscus Strus, Heinrich Isaac, Jean Mouton, Johannes Ghiselin, Josquin Des Prez, Pierre de la Rue, Pierrequin de Therarche

The audience of Renaissance enthusiasts at which this release is aimed may well be able to get an idea of its contents from the packaging, but others may be less sure of what they're getting into. Here's a brief rundown: the album includes the contents of a single choirbook from the British Library, presented by one Petrus Alamire to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon around 1516. All of the 34 pieces are sacred motets. Alamire, whose adopted name was a sequence of note names within the medieval hexachord system, was indeed ...

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  1. Celeste beneficium
  2. Adiutorium nostrum
  3. Nesciens mater
  4. Ave Regina caelorum
  5. Descendi in ortum meum, motet for 4 parts (poss. spurious)
  6. Sancta Trinitas
  7. Vexilla regis / Passio Domini
  8. Fama malum, motet for 4 parts
  9. Doleo super te
  10. O Domine Jesu Christe - Et sanctissima mater tua, motet
  11. Maximilla Christo amabilis, motet
  12. Sancta Maria, succurre miseris - O werder mondt, motet
  13. Sancta et immaculata virginitas, motet
  14. Missus est Gabriel angelus, motet for 4 parts
  15. Dulcissima virgo Maria, motet
  16. Tota pulchra es, amica mea - O Pulcherrima mulierum - Salve, motet
  17. O sancta Maria, virgo virginum, motet
  18. Verbum bonum et suave, for 4 voices
  19. Recordamini quomodo praedixit filium, motet
  20. O beatissime Domine Jesu Christe - Fac me de tua gratia ut, motet
  21. Ave sanctissima Maria, motet
  22. Ecce Maria genuit nobis, motet for 4 voices
  23. Congratulamini mihi omnes, motet
  24. Egregir Christi martir Christophore - Ecce enim, motet
  25. Alma redemptoris mater
  26. Dulces exuviae, motet
  27. Dulces exuviae, motet (attributed)
  28. Dulces exuviae, motet for 4 parts
  29. Dulces exuviae, dum fata, for 4 voices
  30. Dulces exuviae, motet (attributed)
  31. Absalon fili mi, motet
  32. Jesus autem transiens, motet
  33. Anima mea liquefacta est, motet for 4 voices
  34. Tribulatio et angustia, motet for 4 parts (doubtful)
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The Spy's Choirbook
2014, Obsidian Records

UPC: 658592071221


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