Dufay: Complete Isorhythmic Motets

O Gemma Lux
Dufay: Intégrale des motets isorythmiques
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi HMC 901700 [CD]
Harmonia Mundi HMG 501700 [CD]

Contents:

  1. Vasilissa ergo gaude
  2. O sancte Sebastiane
  3. O gemma, lux et speculum
  4. Apostolo glorioso
  5. Rite majorem Jacobus
  6. Ecclesie militantis
  7. Balsamus et munda cera
  8. Supremum est mortalibus
  9. Nuper rosarum flores
  10. Salve flos Tusce gentis
  11. Magnanime gentes laudes
  12. Fulgens iubar ecclesiae dei
  13. Moribus et genere

Performers: Cécile Kempenaers (cantus), Rannveig Sigurdardottir (cantus), Marie-Claude Vallin (cantus), An Van Laethem (cantus, vielle), Els Van Laethem (cantus), Katelijne Van Laethem (cantus), Steve Dugardin (alto), Nick Todd (tenor), Matthew Vine (tenor), Marius Van Altena (tenor), Bart Coen (recorder), Peter De Clercq (recorder), Joost Swinkels (sackbut), Dominique Lortie (sackbut), René Van Laken (sackbut)

Playing time: 69'

Recording date: July 1999 (Abbaye-aux-Dames, Saintes)

Excerpts:
[3], [10] Harmonia Mundi "Century" HMX 290 8169 [CD] A History of Music, vol. 7: Du style gothique à la Pré-Renaissance / From gothic to Pre-Renaissance (1370-1460) - Ars Subtilior / Dawn of the Renaissance

Reviewed in:
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 24/1- (Sep/Oct 2000)

An earlier recording featuring this music, in related performance style:

Machaut: 7 Isorhythmic sacred motets / Dufay: Complete Isorhythmic motets, 7 Cantilena motets
Helga Weber Ensemble
Renaissance der Renaissance 3.108 (3 CDs)

Other programs featuring Dufay's motets, along with related items:

Dufay: Flos florum
Motets, hymnes, antiennes dédicées à la Vierge
Ensemble Musica Nova
Zig-Zag Territories 050301
Dufay: Voyage en Italie
La Reverdie
Arcana 317
Dufay: Motets
Cantica Symphonia - Giuseppe Maletto
Vol. 1: Glossa 31902
Vol. 2: Glossa 31904

A recording of a somewhat earlier isorhythmic motet cycle by the present ensemble:

Cypriot Advent Antiphons
Anonymous c.1390
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 7977

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Todd M. McComb