Josquin: Motets

Josquin: Stabat Mater and Motets
La Chapelle Royale - Philippe Herreweghe
Harmonia Mundi HM 1243 [LP]
Harmonia Mundi HMC 40 1243 [Cass.]
Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1243 [CD]
Harmonia Mundi "Edition Herreweghe" HMX 298 1243 [CD]
Harmonia Mundi HMA 195 1243 [CD]

Contents:

  1. Ave Maria
  2. Stabat Mater dolorosa
  3. Salve Regina
  4. Ave nobilissima creatura
  5. O bone et dulcissime Jesu
  6. Usquequo, Domine, oblivisceris me
  7. Miserere mei, Deus

Performers: Annelies Coene, Laurence Orlowski, Dominique Verkinderen, Graeme Curry, Vincent Darras, Catherine Joussellin, Bouke Lettinga, Betty van den Berghe, Jean-François Barrès, Josep Benet, Hervé Lamy, Angus Smith, Richard Wilson, Renaud Machart, Frits Vanhulle, Laurent Bajou, Pieter Coene, Kees Jan de Koning, Jean-Louis Paya

Playing time: 56'

Recording date: May 1986;
Rel.: 1986 (LP, Cass.), 1987 (CD), 2001 (HMX)

Excerpts:
[3] Harmonia mundi HMX 290 8016.20 Musique de la Renaissance Music - L'Europe Musicale au XVe et XVIe siècles
[3] 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

Reviewed in:
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 11/3- (january/february 1988)

The performance is by a moderate-sized mixed choir. This is the best selection of Josquin's motets available on one recording. The Miserere is one of Josquin's finest compositions.

Some other recordings featuring motet selections, or smaller works as opposed to masses:

Josquin: Motets
Dufay Ensemble - Eckehard Kiem
Ars Musici 232918
Josquin Desprez & Jachet de Mantoue: 11 motets
Ensemble Jachet de Mantoue
Calliope 9407
Josquin: Motets and Chansons
Hilliard Ensemble - Paul Hillier
Virgin Veritas Edition 61302
Josquin: Motets
Orlando Consort
DG Archiv 463 473
Josquin des Prez
Capella Sancti Michaelis / Currende Consort - Erik Van Nevel
Eufoda 1167
Josquin and his contemporaries
Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman
Hyperion 67183
Josquin Desprez - De Passione
Motets de Josquin, Obrecht, Compère et Weerbecke
Odhecaton - Paolo Da Col
Assai 222 222

For a much longer listing of recordings including Josquin in one way or another, see the developing Josquin discography.

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Todd M. McComb