Performers: Dominique Visse (countertenor), Michel Laplenie (tenor), Philippe Cantor (tenor), Antoine Sicot (bass), Claude Deboves (lute)
Playing time: 50'
Recording date: April 1981;
Rel.: 1982 (HM), 1984 (HMC), 2005 (HMA)
 Harmonia mundi HMX 290 8016.20 [CDx5] Musique de la Renaissance Music - L'Europe Musicale au XVe et XVIe siècles
 Harmonia mundi HMX 290 8171 [CD] A History of Music, vol. 9: Chansons, Madrigaux & Songs à la Renaissance (1500-1600) / Songs & Madrigals from the Renaissance - Chansons de la Renaissance / Songs of the Renaissance
Aside from the important & bouyant, and relatively better-known, works of Clément Janequin, the present collection contains an important program of chansons by Claudin de Sermisy (c.1490-1562), probably the second most important French secular composer of the mid-16th century. Sermisy's chansons frequently appear as examples and in reprints, although paradoxically often without attribution. His similarly large volume of sacred music is much less well-known today.
A recording by the present ensemble devoted to Sermisy:
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