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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