Manchicourt

Manchicourt: Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus / Motets / Chansons
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 62694

Contents:

  1. Motet à 6: Reges terrae
  2. Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus - Kyrie à 6
  3. Motet à 6: O Virgo Virginum
  4. Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus - Gloria à 6
  5. Chanson à 4: Long temps mon cueur languissoit
  6. Chanson à 8: Faulte d'argent cest douleur non pareille
  7. Chanson à 4: Ô cruaulté logée en grand beaulté
  8. Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus - Credo à 6/4
  9. Motet à 5: Maria Magdalene
  10. Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus - Sanctus à 6/3
  11. Motet à 4: Usquequo piger dormies
  12. Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus - Agnus Dei à 6

Performers: Marie-Claude Vallin (superius), Ellen Van Ham (superius), Els Van Laethem (superius), Katelijne Van Laethem (superius), Peter de Groot (altus), Otto Rastbichler (tenor), Eitan Sorek (tenor), Marius Van Altena (tenor), Harry Van Berne (tenor), Matthew Vine (tenor), Willem Ceuleers (bass), Kees Jan de Koning (bass), Lieven Deroo (bass), Stephen McLeod (bass)

Playing time: 63'

Recording date: April 1996

Compilation:
Sony Classic SBG 7478442 [CDx15] A secret Labyrinth

Pierre de Manchicourt (c.1510-1564) was one of the last generation of Franco-Flemish polyphonists prior to the supremacy of the homophonic style with the era of Lassus. He worked for some time in France, and then took up the chapel master position to Emperor Philip II of Spain.

Another recording devoted to Manchicourt:

Manchicourt: Missa Cuidez vous que Dieu nous faille
Brabant Ensemble - Stephen Rice
Hyperion 67604

A survey illustrating some of Manchicourt's music along with that of his contemporaries:

Philippe Rogier and Spain
Capella Sancti Michaelis / Currende Consort - Erik Van Nevel
Eufoda 1161

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Todd M. McComb