Performers: Deborah Roberts, Tessa Bonner, Sally Dunkley, Ruth Holton, Caroline Trevor, Robert Harre-Jones, Charles Daniels, Nicolas Robertson, Francis Steele, Donald Greig
Playing time: 54'
Release date: 1987
- Gimell CDGIM 202 [CDx2] Christmas with the Tallis Scholars
- Gimell GIMBX 301 [CDx4] Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Volume 1 – The Tallis Scholars finest Recordings, 1980-1989
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): (Dec. 1987)
Jacobus Clemens (c.1510-c.1556) was called "non Papa" in reference to the Pope of the same name, at least partly in jest, although it does hint at Clemens' musical stature. Unusually, he remained in his native Netherlands and basically represents the end of the conservative Franco-Flemish tradition, although it did have its various extensions, such as in some of the music of Lassus.
Clemens' extremely restrained settings continued to have a large influence on later North German musical composition.
Other recordings devoted to Clemens's sacred music:
And a couple of recordings featuring Clemens with other composers, and including secular music:
And a recording including a Clemens motet with music by related contemporaries:
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