Brassart: In festo Corporis Christi

I Fiamminghi - V
Brassart: In festo Corporis Christi
Capilla Flamenca - Dirk Snellings
Ricercar 233362

Contents:

  1. Anon., Buxheimer Orgelbuch: Redeuntes In Idem
  2. Introïtus: Cibavit eos
  3. Kyrie
  4. Gloria
  5. Plainchant: Alleluia caro mea
  6. Plainchant: Evangelium. Caro mea
  7. Credo
  8. Plainchant: Offertorium. Sacerdotes incensum
  9. Sanctus
  10. Agnus Dei
  11. Plainchant: Communio. Quoties cumque
  12. Anon., Buxheimer Orgelbuch: Longus tenor
  13. Binchois: Te Deum
  14. Anon., Buxheimer Orgelbuch: Redeuntes In Idem mi de eadem mensura

Performers: Marnix de Cat (altus), Stratton Bull (altus), Jan Caals (tenor), Stephan Van Dyck (tenor), Lieven Termont (tenor), Bart Demuyt (tenor), Dirk Snellings (bassus), Paul Mertens (bassus); Psallentes: Joachim Come, Steve De Veirman, Carl Messiaen, Russell Milburn, Joost Termont, Hendrik Vanden Abeele (director of Psallentes); Joris Verdin (organ of Rysum Church: 1457-1513)

Playing time: 55'

Recording date: September 1999

The program is devoted to Johannes Brassart (c.1400-1455), except where noted. Brassart's origins in the Liège area are painted with some precision by the present release, drawing a correspondence with Ciconia's similar origins and those of other composers who worked in Italy during the early 1400s.

The present interpretation, along with the Buxheimer Orgelbuch tracks, includes some organ alternation with the polyphony. The "cycle" itself was pieced together from Brassart's isolated mass movement settings, and intended to reflect something of the practice in Liège for the Corpus Christi feast.

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Todd M. McComb