Playing time: 62' 05"
Capilla Flamenca [Marnix de Cat (counter-tenor), Stratton Bull (counter-tenor), Jan Caals (tenor), Christopher Kale (tenor), Lieven Termont (baritone), Bart Demuyt (baritone), Dirk Snellings (bass), Paul Mertens (bass);
Bassa capella: Gail Ann Schroeder (viola da gamba), Piet Van Steenbergen (viola da gamba), Liam Fennely (viola da gamba), Jan Van Outryve (lute);
Alta capella La Caccia: Patrick Denecker, Gunter Carlier, Mirella Ruigrok, Bernhard Stilz, Peter Van Heyghen] - Dirk Snellings, dir.
Recording site and date:
Chapel of the Irish College, Leuven, Belgium [06-07/1999]
Diapason (#-p.): 474-136 (October 2000)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 78/931-89 (sept. 2000)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 23/6-315 (july/august 2000)
Information from owned CD.
This program is constructed around the manuscripts written by the famous calligrapher-publisher Petrus Alamire (fl. 1497-1535), whose given name was apparently Imhoff, Imhove, or Van den Hove. He is also represented as a composer in the final track. The manuscripts he produced during this period are among the most significant of the later Franco-Flemish style.
Although the present program contains many extracts of longer works, as well as short pieces from many different genres, the interpretations themselves are frequently excellent, making it a good choice for an introductory disc.
The alta capella is outdoor wind instruments, whereas the bassa capella is quieter indoor instruments. This was a usual division in music of the 15th century.
Track #16 is incorrectly listed on the disc as being by Pierre de la Rue. This correction was made by Silvio Killian.
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