Jill Feldman (soprano), Claudine Ansermet (soprano), Laura Fabris (soprano, organ), Sabine Lutzenberger (soprano), Daniela Del Monaco (alto), Alessandro Carmignani (countertenor), Giuseppe Maletto (countertenor), Gianluca Ferrarini (tenor), Héctor Rodríguez (tenor), Pedro Memelsdorff (recorder), Valentina Visconti (harp), Svetlana Fomina (fiddle), Kees Boeke (fiddle, psaltery), Christophe Deslignes (organetto, organ), Alberto Macchini (bells)
Pedro Memelsdorff, dir.
Playing time: 60'
Recording date: June 1996Nathan Wilkes
Compilation reissue: Erato 84925 Italie Gothique (3 CDs)
The two primary composers represented here are Matteo da Perugia and Zaccara da Teramo, both of whom are also well-known for their secular music, and who indeed made heavy use of those same melodies in their sacred works. The cycle presented is not unified, as later settings would be, but is formed by selecting a series of individual pieces.
The texture is uniquely conceived.
A somewhat similar cycled derived from somewhat earlier Italian Ars Nova material:
The present ensemble's recording devoted to Latin works by Johannes Ciconia:
And a related recording:
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