Performers: Katelijne Van Laethem, Cecilia Roovers, Marie-Claude Vallin, Marius Van Altena, Harry Van Berne, Stéphane Van Dijck, Willem Ceuleers, Harry Van der Kamp, Johannes Boer (viol), Gail Ann Schroeder (viol), Piet Strijckers (viol), Bart Coen (recorders), Peter de Clercq (recorders), Baldrick Deerenberg (recorders)
Playing time: 68'
Recording date: January 1993
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Costanzo Festa (c.1490-1545) was the first internationally known native Italian composer of the Renaissance. Indeed, his work at the Sistine Chapel was the most highly regarded between the time of Josquin and Palestrina, surpassing other masters of the time (such as Morales) in the eyes of his contemporaries. His set of Magnificats is a landmark. He was also one of the first to develop the Renaissance madrigal, together with the "foreigners" Arcadelt and Verdelot.
Other recordings devoted to Festa's vocal music:
This ensemble's second recording devoted to Festa:
A more broadly conceived program featuring madrigals by Festa:
A performance in similar style devoted to a later composer:
A recording devoted to Arcadelt's sacred music:
Finally, more Italian music of this era by the present ensemble:
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