The Art of the Netherlands

The Art of the Netherlands
The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow
EMI (His Master's Voice) SLS 5049 (box) (LPs: OC 189 06202-4Q or ASD 3229-3231) [LPx3]
Seraphim SIC-6104 [LPx3]

Contents:

    Volume I Secular Songs (LP-1)

    Josquin Desprez
  1. Villotta: Scaramella va alla guerra

  2. Josquin Desprez / Anon., 16th c.
  3. Chanson: Allegez moy, doulce plaisant brunette
      Josquin Desprez
    1. Original six-part chanson

    2. Anon., 16th c.
    3. Lute duet

  4. Josquin Desprez
  5. Frottola: El grillo è buon cantore

  6. Heinrich Isaac
  7. Quodlibet: Donna di dentro della tua casa

  8. Hayne van Ghizeghem / Josquin Desprez / Alexander Agricola
  9. Rondeau: De tous biens plaine
      Hayne van Ghizeghem:
    1. Original three-part chanson

    2. Josquin Desprez:
    3. Four-part instrumental version

    4. Alexander Agricola:
    5. Three-part instrumental version I
    6. Three-part instrumental version II

  10. Antoine Brumel, adapt. from Johannes Ockeghem:
  11. Rondeau: Du tout plongiet / Fors seulement l'attente

  12. ----
    Anon., ca 1500
  13. Mijn morken gaf mij een jonck wijff

  14. Johannes Ghiselin (Verbonnet):
  15. Ghy syt die werste boven al

  16. Jacobus Barbireau / ascr. Paul Hofhaimer / Jacob Obrecht
  17. Ein fröhlich wesen
      Jacques Barbireau (or Jacob Isaac, or Jacob Obrecht):
    1. Original three-part chanson)

    2. Paul Hofhaimer (ascr.):
    3. Keyboard solo

    4. Jacob Obrecht:
    5. Four-part chanson

  18. Johannes Ockeghem
  19. Canon à 3: Prenez sur moi vostre exemple amoureux
  20. Virelai: Ma bouche rit

  21. Josquin Desprez:
  22. Guillaume se va

  23. Josquin Desprez / Anon., 16th c.
  24. Adieu mes amours
      Josquin Desprez
    1. Original four-part chanson

    2. Anon., 16th c.
    3. Keyboard solo version

  25. Antoine Busnois / Alexander Agricola / Josquin Desprez
  26. Fortuna desperata
      Antoine Brumel:
    1. Original three-part chanson

    2. Alexander Agricola:
    3. Six-part version

    4. Anon. (form. attr. to Josquin Desprez):
    5. Three-part instrumental version
  27. Volume II Instrumental Music (LP-2)

    Anon., late 15th c.
  28. Heth sold ein meisken garn om win

  29. Heinrich Isaac
  30. A la battaglia

  31. Anon., ca 1500
  32. T'Andernaken

  33. Hayne van Ghizeghem:
  34. A la audienche

  35. Antoine Brumel
  36. Vray Dieu d'amours

  37. Anon., early 16th c.
  38. Two lute dances
    1. Ain niederlandisch Runden Danz
    2. Ein Niderlendisch Tenzlein

  39. Anon., late 15th c.
  40. La guercia

  41. Alexander Agricola:
  42. Comme femme desconfortée

  43. Josquin Després:
  44. Vive le roy

  45. Anon. (form. ascr. to Josquin):
  46. La Spagna

  47. Jacob Obrecht
  48. Tsaat een meskin

  49. Anon., 16th c.
  50. Est-il conclu par un arrêt d'amour?

  51. Josquin Després / Francesco Spinacino
  52. La Bernadina
      Josquin Després
    1. Instrumental tricinium

    2. Spinacino:
    3. Lute duet
  53. ----

    Mass Movements

    Johannes Tinctoris: Missa "Sine nomine"
  54. Kyrie

  55. Antoine Brumel: Missa "Et ecce terrae motus"
  56. Gloria

  57. Josquin Desprez: Missa "De tous biens"
  58. Credo super

  59. Pierre de la Rue: Missa "Ave sanctissima Maria"
  60. Sanctus

  61. Heinrich Isaac: Missa "La bassadanza"
  62. Agnus Dei
  63. Volume III Motets (LP-3)

    Jacob Obrecht
  64. Motet: Haec Deum caeli

  65. Loyset Compère (or Juan Anchieta, or Francisco de Peñalosa)
  66. Motet: O bone Jesu

  67. Josquin Desprez
  68. Motet: De Profundis (à 5)
  69. Motet: Benedicta es caelorum regina

  70. Jean Mouton
  71. Motet: Nesciens mater virgo virum

  72. Anon. (form. attr. to Josquin Desprez)
  73. Motet: Inviolata, integra et casta es, Maria

  74. ----
    Johannes Ockeghem
  75. Motet: Intemerata Dei mater

  76. Jacob Obrecht
  77. Motet: Laudemus nunc Dominum

  78. Pierre de la Rue or Philippe Verdelot
  79. Motet: Ave sanctissima Maria

Performers:
The Early Music Consort of London
Sally Dunkley (soprano), Rosemary Hardy (soprano), James Bowman (counter-tenor), Charles Brett (counter-tenor), David James (counter-tenor), Martyn Hill (tenor), Paul Elliott (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Leigh Nixon (tenor), John Potter (tenor), Ian Thompson (tenor), Geoffrey Shaw (baritone), Maurice Bevan (baritone), Terry Edwards (bass), David Munrow (soprano recorder, treble recorder, alto recorder, bass recorder, tenor dulcian), Alan Lumsden (alto recorder, tenor sackbut), Andrew van der Beek (alto recorder, bass dulcian), Michael Laird (cornett), Roger Brenner (alto sackbut), Eleanor Sloan (treble rebec), Nigel North (tenor rebec, bass viol, lute), Trevor Jones (tenor rebec, bass rebec, bass viol), Oliver Brookes (fiddle, bass rebec, bass viol), James Tyler (tenor viol, guitar, lute), Robert Spencer (lute), Christopher Hogwood (harp, regal, organ), David Corkhill (tambourine), Peter Goodwin, Polly Waterfield
David Munrow, dir.

Playing time: ??' ??"

Recording site and date:
Abbey Road Studios, London, England [02 & 04/1975];
Rel.: 1976

Excerpts:
[1]-[3], [5]-[6], [9]-[11], [13]-[14], [18], [20], [22], [24], [26]-[32], [34]-[41] EMI Classics Reflexe CMS 764215 2 [CDx2] The Art of Netherlands
[1], [3], [11] EMI Classics 0946 3 61524 2 4 Music of the Renaissance: The Da Vinci Collection
[1]-[14], [28]-[41] Virgin Classics Veritas 7243 5 61334 2 6 [CDx2] The Art of Netherlands
[24] Virgin Classics 0946 356902 2 4 [CD] Music from the time of the Crusades (1096 - 1270).

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 217-27 (may 1977)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 54/642-861 (nov. 1976)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):

Comments:
Information from LPs (EMI).
One of Munrow's famous editions.... A well documented booklet (28 pp.).

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