Josquin / Mouton

Josquin Desprez: Missa de Beata Virgine / Jean Mouton: Motets
Theatre of Voices - Paul Hillier
Harmonia Mundi USA HMU 90 7136


  1. Mouton: Nesciens Mater
  2. Josquin: Missa de Beata Virgine: Kyrie
  3. Josquin: Missa de Beata Virgine: Gloria
  4. Mouton: Ave Maria Virgo Serena
  5. Josquin: Missa de Beata Virgine: Credo
  6. Mouton: Ave Sanctissima Maria
  7. Josquin: Missa de Beata Virgine: Sanctus & Benedictus
  8. Mouton: O Maria Piissima
  9. Josquin: Missa de Beata Virgine: Agnus Dei
  10. Mouton: Ave Maria Gemma Virginum

Performers: Elisabeth Engan, Ruth Escher, Andrea Fullington, Claire Kelm, Jane Boothroyd, Suzanne Elder, Amelia Triest, Alan Bennett, Mark Daniel, Paul Elliott, Neal Rogers, Hugh Davies, Tom Hart, Boyd Jarrell, Kari Kaarna

Playing time: 54'

Recording date: March & December 1993

[6], [9] Harmonia mundi HMX 290 8016.20 Musique de la Renaissance Music - L'Europe Musicale au XVe et XVIe siècles

Reviewed in:
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 19/1- (Sep/Oct 1995)

Josquin's Missa de Beata Virgine is lucky enough to possess three first-rate recordings. This mass was apparently the most famous of Josquin's masses during the 16th century, and contains something of a summary of his style.

Other recordings of note:

Josquin: Missa De beata Virgine / Motets à la Vierge
A Sei Voci - Bernard Fabre-Garrus
Astrée 8560
Josquin: Missa de Beata Virgine
Ensemble Ars Nova - Bo Holten
Kontrapunkt 32110

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