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