Ockeghem: Requiem / Missa L'homme armé

Ockeghem: Requiem / Missa L'homme armé
Ensemble Métamorphoses de Paris / Ensemble Vocal Coeli et Terra - Maurice Bourbon
Arion 68149

Contents:

  1. Requiem
  2. Anon: Chanson "L'homme armé"
  3. Missa L'homme armé

Performers: Anne Guidet, Jacques Maes, Jean-François Chiama, Sylvère Bourges, Xavier Baizeau, Enrico Bava, Christian Carouge, Arnaud Marzoratti, Didier Bertrand, Maurice Bourbon, Jean-Louis Carlier, Jean-Luc Machicot (cornet), François Février, Alain Recordier, Philippe Stefani (sackbuts); Ensemble Vocal Coeli et Terra (amateur choir)

Playing time: 62'

Recording date: November 1990

This recording of the Requiem includes only the polyphonic sections set by Ockeghem, performed by Ensemble Métamorphoses de Paris, including instrumental doubling. The Missa L'homme armé is performed by the Ensemble Vocal Coeli et Terra.

The Requiem tracks have been reissued in the 6 CD set "Requiem for the Millennium" - Arion 610004

The Missa L'homme armé is perhaps Ockeghem's most straightforward mass. Other recordings:

Ockeghem: Missa L'homme armé / Missa sine nomine a3
The Clerks' Group - Edward Wickham
AS&V "Gaudeamus" 204
Ockeghem: Missa L'homme armé
Oxford Camerata - Jeremy Summerly
Naxos 8.554297
Ockeghem & Obrecht: Missae L'Homme armé
Capella Fidicinia, Leipzig - Hans Grüß
Querstand 9609
Ockeghem: Missa L'homme armé / Josquin: Missa Malheur me bat
Capella Alamire - Peter Urquhart
Musical Heritage Society 512756

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Todd M. McComb