Josquin: Missa Ave Maris Stella

Josquin: Missa Ave maris stella / Motets à la Vierge
A Sei Voci - Bernard Fabre-Garrus
Astrée 8507


    Missa Ave Maris Stella
  1. Kyrie
  2. Gloria
  3. Credo
  4. Sanctus
  5. Benedictus
  6. Agnus Dei
  7. Ave Maris Stella (Dufay - Josquin)
  8. Salve Regina
  9. Gaude Virgo Mater Christi
  10. Alma Redemptoris Mater / Ave Regina Coelorum

  11. Vultum tuum deprecabuntur
  12. Prima pars - Vultum tuum deprecabuntur
  13. Secunda pars - Sancta Dei genitrix virgo semper Maria
  14. Tertia pars - Intemerata virgo, quae Redemptorum saeculi peperisti
  15. Quarta pars - O Maria, nullam gravem possumus habere culpam
  16. Quinta pars - Mente tota, tibi supplicamus ut sicut Filio tuo Domino
  17. Sexta pars - Ora pro nobis, virgo sine termino
  18. Septima pars - Christe Filio Dei mundi qui crimina tollis

Performers: Ensemble A Sei Voci, Bernard Fabre-Garrus dir.
Ruth Holton, Delphine Collot (S), Raoul Le Chenadec, Jean-Louis Comoretto (CT), Thierry Brehu, Hervé Lamy (T), James Gowings (Bar), Bernard Fabre-Garrus (Bar).

Playing time: 63'

Recording date: January 1993

Reviewed in:
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 17/3- (May/Jun 1994)

This recording presents the Missa Ave Maris Stella, as well as the 3-part motet by Dufay which inspired it (performed here with parts composed by Josquin, as it was sung in Rome ca. 1500), and several other motets, all dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

François Velde

The Missa Ave Maris stella shows Josquin's ability to adopt the older melodic-contrapuntal style of Dufay with great success. The motets are also among his most exquisite.

Finally, the motet cycle Vultum tuum deprecabuntur is apparently motivated by Milanese practice of the time and is designed to substitute for the mass ordinary. Another recording, making a subtitution of contents based on an apparent misassociation in Petrucci:

Josquin: Motets
Orlando Consort
DG Archiv 463 473

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Todd M. McComb