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Catalogue numberBIS-1949 SACD
Release date2011-12-20
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time67:58

endBeginning: Classics Today 10/10, March 2012; Music Web International: outstanding May 2012: "This is a beautifully conceived, performed and produced release, and I heartily recommend it to all comers"; Audiophile Audition, outstanding September 2012; New Yorker: One of Ten Notable Music Recordings of 2012.

Link to Noël Nouvelet, performed on the Martha Stewart show dec 20, 2011:
Noël Nouvelet, Click here

New York Polyphony has assembled a programme of sacred vocal music composed largely by Franco-Flemish composers active in the first half of the 16th century, exploring from a number of perspectives the themes of grief, loss and mortality.
This music was produced during a volatile period in European history, a time punctuated by religious persecution, destructive war-fare, and repeated outbreaks of plague and famine. Death was an ever-present and inescapable companion even for the most privileged members of society.
Music played a vital role in helping people cope with the feelings of sadness, loss and anger over death, whether through the raw expression of personal grief in a devotional lament, or the more reserved expression of collective grief found in music intended to accompany a formal liturgical ceremony.
Extra material for download
  Composer: Brumel, Antoine
  Missa pro defunctis 29:12
01 I. Introit 05:58 $ 1.25 USD
02 II. Kyrie 03:15 $ 0.68 USD
03 III. Sequence 13:23 $ 2.81 USD
04 IV. Sanctus 01:54 $ 0.40 USD
05 V. Agnus Dei 01:35 $ 0.33 USD
06 VI. Communio 03:07 $ 0.65 USD
  Libera me, Domine
07 Libera me, Domine - plainsong 04:27 $ 0.93 USD
  Composer: Crecquillon, Thomas
  Lamentationes Jeremiae 13:40
08 I. Vau 02:31 $ 0.53 USD
09 II. Zain 03:30 $ 0.74 USD
10 III. Lamed 02:28 $ 0.52 USD
11 IV. Mem 05:11 $ 1.09 USD
  Composer: Clemens non Papa, Jacobus
  Tristitia obsedit me - Infelix ego
12 Tristitia obsedit me - Infelix ego 08:59 $ 1.89 USD
  Composer: Desprez, Josquin
  Absalon fili mi
13 Absalon fili mi 03:55 $ 0.82 USD
  In paradisum
14 In paradisum - plainsong 01:20 $ 0.28 USD
  Composer: Hill, Jackson
  Ma fin est mon commencement
15 Ma fin est mon commencement 06:18 $ 1.32 USD
  Album total 67:58
ComposerBrumel, Antoine
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus
Crecquillon, Thomas
Desprez, Josquin
Hill, Jackson
VocalsNew York Polyphony

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