Josquin: Missa Lesse faire a mi

Josquin: Missa Lesse faire a mi
Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart
Ricercar 159166

Contents:

  1. Lesse faire a mi
  2. Introïtus - Intret in conspectu tuo (chant)
  3. Kyrie
  4. Gloria
  5. Graduale - Gloriosus Deus (chant)
  6. Alleluia - Alleluia, Sancti tui (chant)
  7. Credo
  8. Motet: Salve Regina a 5
  9. Offertorium - Letamini in Domino (chant)
  10. Sanctus
  11. Agnus
  12. Communio - Multitudo languentium (chant)
  13. Motet: Illibata Dei Virgo a 5

Performers: Annelies Coene, Renée Kartodirdjo, Rebecca Stewart (superius); Stratton Bull, André Cats, Peter Halpern, Sjef van Leunen, Ludy Vrijdag (tenor), Rob Borst, Marc Drost (bass)

Playing time: 63'

Recording date: May 1995

The present recording is an attempted reconstruction of a Papal service of January 20, 1495 during which this mass was apparently featured. It is also known as the Missa La Sol Fa Re Mi, after the solemnization of the contrived "theme."

Another intriguing program from an important Josquin researcher:

The Early Josquin
Missa L'ami baudechon, etc.
Capella Alamire - Peter Urquhart
Dorian Discovery 80131

Other recordings by the present ensemble:

I Fiamminghi
Ockeghem: Missa Mi-mi
Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart
Ricercar 206 402
I Fiamminghi - III
Isaac, Hofhaimer & Buchner à la Cour de Maxilien Ier
Une "Missa ad Organum" pour le Dimanche de Pâques
Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart
Ricercar 206692
I Fiamminghi - IV
O admirabile commercium
Brumel, Regis, Mouton, Josquin
Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart
Ricercar 207572
Dufay: Missa Sancti Iacobi
Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart
Ricercar 233482
Obrecht: Missa de Sancto Donatiano
Capella Pratensis
Challenge Classics 72414
Josquin: Missa Ave maris stella
Celebrating the Annunciation in Renaissance Rome
Cappella Pratensis - Stratton Bull
Challenge Classics
Sicut lilium inter spinas
In Annunciatione beata Marie Virginis
Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart
Emergo 3975
Missus est Gabriel Angelus
Motets by Jean Mouton, Josquin des Prez, Jacobus Obrecht
Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart
Jubal 91133
Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus
Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart
Jubal 90117

And under new directors:

Vivat Leo!
Music for a Medici Pope
Cappella Pratensis - Joshua Rifkin
Challenge Classics 72366
Ockeghem / La Rue: Requiem
Cappella Pratensis - Stratton Bull
Challenge Classics 72541

And by a later ensemble directed by Rebecca Stewart:

Hadewijch
Ende hier omme swighic sachte
Marijke van Campenhout / Schola Cantorum Brabantiae - Rebecca Stewart
Uitgeverij Atlas - Amsterdam / Antwerpen 90-450-0554-9 [book + CD]

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Todd M. McComb