Clemens / Mes

Souterliedekens
Clemens non Papa / Gherardus Mes
Camerata Trajectina
Globe 6020

Contents:

  1. Mes: Psalm 35
  2. Clemens: Psalm 35
  3. Clemens: Hymn of Mary
  4. Mes: Psalm 39
  5. Antwerp Songbook (1544): Het daghet inden oosten
  6. Clemens: Psalm 4
  7. Mes: Psalm 4
  8. Four Dance Songs: Psalms 132, 125, 133, 135
  9. Clemens: Psalm 127
  10. Nieu Amstelredams Songbook (1591): Die Nachtegael sanck een Liedt
  11. Nieu Amstelredams: Een liedt eerbaer van de liefste claer
  12. Clemens: Psalm 31
  13. Mes: Psalm 31
  14. Antwerp: Ick quam tot eenen dansse
  15. Tyrannich werk spoortmen nu alle weghen
  16. Haerlems Songbook: Doen Hanseleijn over de heyde reed
  17. Clemens: Psalm 69
  18. Antwerp: Het Reghende seer ende ick worde nat
  19. Clemens: Psalm 3
  20. Mes: Psalm 3
  21. Susato: Dances
  22. Mes: Hymn of Zachary
  23. Antwerp: Een oude man sprack een meysken an
  24. Mes: Ick seg adieu

Performers: Suze van Grootel (soprano), Sytse Buwalda (alto), Marius van Altena (tenor), Job Boswinkel (bass), Saskia Coolen (recorder, viol), Erik Beijer (fiddle, viol), Louis Peter Grijp (lute, cittern)

Playing time: 68'

Recording date: October 1993

Souterliedekens is a setting of psalm texts in Dutch to popular tunes, printed in 1540 and thought to have been initially undertaken by the Utrecht nobleman, Willem van Zuylen van Nijevelt. These are the settings of the various Songbooks above.

The settings by Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c.1510-c.1556) are 3-part adaptations of these works with melody usually in the tenor. These were published by Tielman Susato together with the more famous dance tunes in 1556-57. A second volume was published in 1561, with adaptations by Clemens' pupil Gherardus Mes. These are 4-part settings, aimed partly at instrumentalists and with the melody usually in the top line.

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Amsterdam University Press ISBN 90 5356 618 x [book + CD]

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Todd M. McComb