O Magnum Mysterium

O Magnum Mysterium
Composer Antoine Brumel, Guillaume Dufay, Heinrich Finck, Heinrich Isaac, Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin Des Prez, Nicolas Gombert
Artist Schola Cantorum Stuttgart
Clytus Gottwald conductor
Format 4 CD, CD-ROM
Cat. number 94267
EAN code 5028421942674
Release October 2011

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About this release

Music in 14th century Europe was dominated by the composers working in the Low Countries, or what we now call The Netherlands and Belgium and Northern France. Dufay was born in Cambrai, but went to Italy in the 1420s to work in Bologna, and eventually became a member of the Papal choir before returning to Cambrai. Josquin Desprez was from Flanders, and moved to Milan in 1460, and like Dufay became a member of the Papal choir, before moving to Cambrai. He was one of the first composers to benefit from the printing of music and his reputation traveled far and wide as a result. His music is beautifully crafted, and he attempted to convey in music the inner meaning of the words – one of the earliest instances of a composer exploring the expressive possibilities of text and music. Ockeghem was born in Dendermonde, and he traveled to Spain and throughout Flanders. His music, like Josquin’s is superbly crafted, with intricate rhythmic sections, and a seamless flow of counterpoint.

These 4CDs contain major works by these great composers of the early Rennaissance, plus works by several of their contemporaries. A CD-ROM contains extensive notes and texts.

Other information:
- Recordings made in 1973-88.
- CD-ROM with notes and texts.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Missa ‘Ecce ancilla Domini’ (1463) for 4 voices: Kyrie
  2. Missa ‘Ecce ancilla Domini’ (1463) for 4 voices: Gloria
  3. Missa ‘Ecce ancilla Domini’ (1463) for 4 voices: Credo
  4. Missa ‘Ecce ancilla Domini’ (1463) for 4 voices: Sanctus
  5. Missa ‘Ecce ancilla Domini’ (1463) for 4 voices: Agnus Dei
  6. Missa pro defunctis for 2 to 4 voices: Introitus
  7. Missa pro defunctis for 2 to 4 voices: Kyrie
  8. Missa pro defunctis for 2 to 4 voices: Graduale
  9. Missa pro defunctis for 2 to 4 voices: Tractus
  10. Missa pro defunctis for 2 to 4 voices: Offertorium

Disk 2

  1. Missa prolationum for 4 voices: Kyrie
  2. Missa prolationum for 4 voices: Gloria
  3. Missa prolationum for 4 voices: Credo
  4. Missa prolationum for 4 voices: Sanctus
  5. Missa prolationum for 4 voices: Benedictus
  6. Missa prolationum for 4 voices: Agnus Dei
  7. Missa ‘Da pacem’ for 2 to 4 voices: Kyrie
  8. Missa ‘Da pacem’ for 2 to 4 voices: Gloria
  9. Missa ‘Da pacem’ for 2 to 4 voices: Credo
  10. Missa ‘Da pacem’ for 2 to 4 voices: Sanctus
  11. Missa ‘Da pacem’ for 2 to 4 voices: Benedictus
  12. Missa ‘Da pacem’ for 2 to 4 voices: Agnus Dei

Disk 3

  1. Sanctus (from Missa sex vocum, 1512)
  2. Missa cuiusvis toni for 4 voices: Kyrie
  3. Missa cuiusvis toni for 4 voices: Gloria
  4. Missa cuiusvis toni for 4 voices: Credo
  5. Missa cuiusvis toni for 4 voices: Sanctus
  6. Missa cuiusvis toni for 4 voices: Benedictus
  7. Missa cuiusvis toni for 4 voices: Agnus Dei
  8. Missa super ‘Malheur me bat’ for 4 to 6 voices: Introitus
  9. Missa super ‘Malheur me bat’ for 4 to 6 voices: Kyrie
  10. Missa super ‘Malheur me bat’ for 4 to 6 voices: Kyrie
  11. Missa super ‘Malheur me bat’ for 4 to 6 voices: Gloria
  12. Missa super ‘Malheur me bat’ for 4 to 6 voices: Credo
  13. Missa super ‘Malheur me bat’ for 4 to 6 voices: Sanctus
  14. Missa super ‘Malheur me bat’ for 4 to 6 voices: Agnus Dei

Disk 4

  1. Musae Jovis ter maximi, 6-part motets on the death of Josquin Desprez
  2. Missa ‘Et ecce terrae motus’ for 12 voices: Kyrie
  3. Missa ‘Et ecce terrae motus’ for 12 voices: Gloria
  4. Missa ‘Et ecce terrae motus’ for 12 voices: Credo
  5. Missa ‘Et ecce terrae motus’ for 12 voices: Sanctus
  6. Benedictus-Osanna
  7. Missa paschalis for 6 voices: Kyrie
  8. Missa paschalis for 6 voices: Gloria
  9. Missa paschalis for 6 voices: Sanctus
  10. Missa paschalis for 6 voices: Benedictus
  11. Missa paschalis for 6 voices: Agnus Dei