Dufay: Missa Sancti Jacobi

Dufay: Music for St. James the Greater
Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman
Hyperion 66997 [CD]
Hyperion "Gramophone Award Series" 21997 [CD]
Hyperion Helios 55272 [CD]

Contents:

    Mass for St. James the Greater
  1. Introit
  2. Kyrie
  3. Gloria
  4. Alleluia
  5. Credo
  6. Offertory
  7. Sanctus
  8. Agnus Dei
  9. Communio
  10. Rite majorem Jacobum canamus / Arcibus summis miseri reclusi
  11. Balsamus et munda cera
  12. Gloria -
  13. Credo
  14. Apostolo glorioso

Performers: Mark Chambers (alto), David Gould (alto), Fergus McLusky (alto), Robin Tyson (alto), James Gilchrist (tenor), Chris Watson (tenor), Andrew Carwood (tenor), Edwin Simpson (tenor)

Playing time: 67'

Recording date: July 1997 (Rickmansworth)

Reviewed in:
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 22/2-209 (Nov/Dec 1998) (Hyperion); 31/6-124 (Jul/Aug 2008) (Helios)

Although the partially integrated Propers-Ordinary setting for his mass was at one time considered enigmatic, it is now taken as more representative of the style of 1420s, and of course finds a later match in Dufay's similar Missa Sancti Anthonii de Padua.

This ensemble's previous recording of the latter mass:

Dufay: Music for St. Anthony of Padua
Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman
Hyperion 66854

And that of another related mass:

Dufay: Mass for St. Anthony Abbot / Binchois: Motets
The Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman
Hyperion 67474

Other recordings of the present mass:

Dufay: Missa Sancti Iacobi
Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart
Ricercar 233482
Dufay: Missa Sancti Jacobi
La Reverdie
Arcana 342
Dufay: Missa Sancti Jacobi, Missa Se la face ay pale, etc.
Capella Cordina - Alejandro Planchart
Lyrichord 8013 (2 CDs)

The next recordings by the present ensemble:

A Marriage of England and Burgundy
Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman
Hyperion 67129
Josquin and his contemporaries
Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman
Hyperion 67183
Busnois: Missa L'homme armé / Domarto: Missa Spiritus almus
Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman
Hyperion 67319
Dufay: Missa "Puisque je vis" / Motets
Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman
Hyperion 67368
Dufay & the Court of Savoy
Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman
Hyperion 67715
Music for Henry V and the House of Lancaster
The English Cyclic Mass "Quem malignus spiritus" and Ceremonial Motets of Fifteenth Century Princely Chapels
Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman
Hyperion 67868

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Todd M. McComb