David James (counter-tenor), Michael Chance (counter-tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), John Potter (tenor), Leigh Nixon (tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Paul Hillier (bass), Michael George (bass)
Recording site and date:
Temple Church, London, UK [01/1986];
 EMI Classics 0946 3 61524 2 4 Music of the Renaissance: The Da Vinci Collection
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 11/2- (Nov/Dec 1987)
The Missa L'Homme armé is one of Dufay's four mature cantus firmus masses, and the longest of the four. There were many mass cycles on this theme, and Dufay's may have been the first (or Busnoys' or Ockeghem's). The four isorhythmic motets are among his most famous, and the antiphon presents a fine example of that style.
A recording dedicated to Dufay's isorhythmic motets, the apex of the form:
Other recordings of the Missa L'Homme armé:
The present ensemble's later Dufay recording:
Finally, a recording devoted to an anonymous English mass of the period in a style which apparently inspired Dufay:
The Missa Caput was at one time attributed to Dufay.
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