Playing time: 64' 12"
The Clerk's Group
Carys Lane (soprano), Rebecca Outram (soprano), Robin Blaze (alto), William Missin (alto), Stephen Harrold (tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Matthew Vine (tenor), Jonathan Arnold (bass), Robert Macdonald (bass)
Edward Wickham, dir.
Recording site and date:
St. Andrew's Church, West Wratting, UK [02/1998];
Gaudeamus CD GAU 550 [CD] The Ockeghem Collection
Information from CD.
This interpretation adopts the somewhat unusual approach of performing Ockeghem's "any mode" mass in a couple of different modes on some tracks. The Phrygian mode is often given as the likely "true" mode of the mass, suggesting that the title actually asks a question rather than designating a true catholicon (or alternately that Ockeghem's conception in Phrygian shows through despite a desire to blunt it). However, Peter Urquhart and others do argue for the performability of the full mass in other modes. Track #8 is a doubtful attribution.
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