Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus

Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 46348
Sony "Legacy Recordings" 89613
Newton Classics 8802092 [CD]


    Missa Et ecce terrae motus (a 12; voices)
  1. Kyrie Eleison
  2. Christe Eleison
  3. Kyrie Eleison
  4. Gloria
  5. Credo
  6. Sanctus
  7. Pleni Sunt Coeli (a 8)
  8. Hosanna
  9. Benedictus (a 8)
  10. Hosanna
  11. Agnus Dei I
  12. Agnus Dei II (a 6)
  13. Agnus Dei III
  14. Sequence: Dies Irae - excerpt from "Missa pro Defunctis" (voices, 4 trombones)

Performers: Katelijne van Laethem, Carol Schlaikjer, Marie Claude Vallin, John Dudley, Otto Rastbichler, Angus Smith, Marius van Altena, Stéphane van Dijck, Ibo van Ingen, Willem Ceuleers, Kees Jan de Koning, Lieven de Roo, Claudio Cavina, Wim Becu, Cas Gevers, Harry Ries, Symen van Mechelen

Playing time: 66'

Recording date: May 1990; released: 1990

Sony Classic SBG 7478442 [CDx15] A secret Labyrinth

Brumel's 12-voice mass is one of the most unusual compositions of the period. It is popular mainly for its nearly chordal harmony and frequent use of cross-rhythms.

Other recordings of the present mass:

Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus
Tallis Scholars - Peter Philips
Gimell 454 926
Brumel: Earthquake Mass
Manuel Mota / Graindelavoix - Björn Schmelzer
Glossa 32118
Leipziger Disputation
Brumel, Stoltzer, Walter, Josquin
Amarcord / Calmus Ensemble
Carus 83497
Brumel: Messe à 12 voix "Et ecce terrae motus"
Ensemble Clément Janequin / Les Sacquboutiers de Toulouse - Dominique Visse
Harmonia Mundi 901738

And some other recordings featuring Brumel:

Il Codice di Staffarda
Engarandus / Brumel
Insieme Vocale Daltrocanto - Dario Tabbia
Opus 111 30-162 (Tesori del Piemonte)
Antoine Brumel
Hilliard Ensemble
Hilliard Live 1003
Brumel: Missa Berzerette Savoyenne & Motets
Chanticleer - Joseph Jennings
Chanticleer 8805

For others, please see the Brumel discography.

A recording by the present ensemble devoted to a close contemporary:

Pipelare: Missa L'homme armé / Chansons / Motets
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 68258

And one devoted to another contemporary composer with a more harmonically-motivated style, like that of Brumel or Pipelare:

Barbireau: Missa Virgo parens Christi
Sacred music by Obrecht, Pipelare, Pullois
Clerks' Group - Edward Wickham
AS&V "Gaudeamus" 188

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Todd M. McComb