Obrecht: Missa Maria zart

Obrecht: Missa Maria zart
Tallis Scholars - Peter Phillips
Gimell 454 932
Gimell CDGIM 032

Originally issued as 032, later as 454 932 and re-reissued as 032


    Missa Maria zart (4 parts, 2 singers/part)
  1. Kyrie
  2. Gloria
  3. Credo
  4. Sanctus & Benedictus
  5. Agnus Dei

Performers: Charles Daniels, Paul Agnew, Tessa Bonner, Sally Dunkley, Robert Harre-Jones, Leigh Nixon, Donald Greig, Francis Steele

Playing time: 69'

Production date: 1996

Among Renaissance composers, it is sometimes said (by Gustav Reese and others) that the composers who wrote their greatest music in the large-scale mass genre were Ockeghem, Obrecht & Palestrina, whereas others were at their best in other forms. On top of this observation, Obrecht's Missa Maria zart is the longest mass setting of the era, making it of unique interest.

A recording of the later composer Jacobus Clemens (c.1510-c.1556), by the present ensemble:

Clemens Non Papa: Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis
Tallis Scholars - Peter Phillips
Gimell 454 913

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Todd M. McComb