Ensemble Clément Janequin
Dominique Visse (counter-tenor), Michel Laplénie (tenor), Philippe Cantor (baritone), Antoine Sicot (bass)
Gérard Lesne (counter-tenor), Josep Benet (tenor), Josep Cabré (baritone), François Fauché (bass)
Marcel Pérès, dir.
Playing time: 51' 34"
Recording site and date:
Unknown [Jan. 1986];
Rel.: 1986 (LP, Cass., CD); 2008 (HMG)
-, , ,  Harmonia mundi HMX 290 8016.20 Musique de la Renaissance Music - L'Europe Musicale au XVe et XVIe siècles
- Harmonia Mundi "Century" HMX 290 8170 [CD] A History of Music, vol. 8: Messes et Motets de la Renaissance (1500-1600 / Renaissance Masses and Motets (1500-1600) - Musique sacrée de la Renaissance / Renaissance Sacred Music
Opéra International: Sept. 1986
This recording is a full service setting, using both chant and Josquin's polyphony. on which the mass is based. A new perspective on Josquin's highly unified settings can be gained from a presentation of this type, although the present construction also adopts some rhythmic interpolations of which Josquin may not have approved.
It should also be noted that Ensemble Organum was one of the major groups to begin interspersing liturgical chant into Renaissance polyphony programs. Together with the present recording, two others with somewhat similar approaches are:
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