Missa Veterem hominem

The Spirits of England and France - V
Missa Veterem hominem - An anonymous English Mass setting from c.1440
Gothic Voices - Christopher Page
Hyperion 66919 [CD]
Hyperion Helios 55285 [CD]


  1. Jesu fili virginis à 3
  2. Doleo super te (chant)
  3. Gaude Maria virgo (chant)
  4. Deus creator omnium (chant)
  5. Missa Veterem hominem - Kyrie Deus creator omnium
  6. Missa Veterem hominem - Gloria
  7. Jesu salvator (chant)
  8. Missa Veterem hominem - Credo
  9. A solis ortus (chant)
  10. Missa Veterem hominem - Sanctus & Benedictus
  11. Salvator mundi (chant)
  12. Missa Veterem hominem - Agnus Dei
  13. Christe, qui lux es (chant)
  14. To many a well à 3
  15. Sancta Maria virgo à 3
  16. Mater ora filium à 3
  17. Ave maris stella (chant)
  18. Dunstaple: Beata mater à 3
  19. Pange lingua (chant)

Performers: Catherine King (alto), Steven Harrold (tenor), Julian Podger (tenor), Leigh Nixon (tenor), Stephen Charlesworth (baritone), Donald Greig (baritone)

Playing time: 65'

Recording date: July 1996

The 4-voice anonymous English Missa Veterem hominem (c.1440) is closely related the Missa Caput, and so also influential toward introducing English ideas on mass composition into Continental practice. The present program also includes interspersed tracks of Sarum chant (the style used in England) and other short 15th century polyphonic pieces.

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Todd M. McComb