Performers: Marie-Claude Vallin (discant), Katelijne Van Laethem (discant), Pascal Bertin (countertenor), Rannveig Sigurdardottir (countertenor), Eric Mentzel (tenor), Eitan Sorek (tenor), Harry van Berne (tenor), Matthew Vine (tenor), Lieven Termont (baritone), Marius van Altena (baritone), Peter Dijkstra (bass), Stéphane MacLeod (bass), Harry van der Kamp (bass)
Playing time: 67'
Recording date: May 1998 (Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud)
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Alexander Agricola (1446-1506) is one of the forgotten figures today. His music shows some interesting elaborations on the ideas of the Ockeghem generation before becoming dominated by the "rational" style of the Josquin generation. The present recital emphasizes his unusual approach to counterpoint & modality.
The first group of works has previously been interpreted primarily as being instrumental works, but are given a vocal rendition here. The "mass" gives excerpts of several of Agricola's masses as stated.
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 23/1-161 (september/october 1999)
A program featuring Agricola's instrumental works:
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