Dufay: Fragmenta Missarum

Dufay: Fragmenta Missarum
Cantica Symphonia - Kees Boeke & Giuseppe Maletto
Stradivarius "Dulcimer" 33440


  1. Kyrie à 3 "Fons Bonitatis" (IV/16; 3 voices)
  2. Gloria à 3 (IV/21; 3 voices, 3 vielles)
  3. Credo à 3 (IV/1 iii; 2 voices, organ, 2 vielles, lute)
  4. Sanctus à 3 (IV/6 i; 3 voices)
  5. Agnus à 3 (IV/6 ii; 3 voices)
  6. Ave regina coelorum III à 4 (VI/51; 4 voices)
  7. Kyrie à 3 "di Cambrai" (IV/19 attr.; 3 voices, organ, 2 vielles, lute)
  8. Gloria à 4 (IV/5 i; 4 voices, organ, 2 vielles, lute)
  9. Credo à 4 (IV/5 ii; 4 voices, organ, 2 vielles, lute)
  10. Sanctus à 4 "Ave verum corpus" (IV/7 i; 4 voices, choir, organ, 2 vielles, trumpet)
  11. Agnus à 3 "Custos et pastor" (IV/7 ii attr.; 3 voices, organ, 2 vielles, sackbut)

Performers: Laura Fabris (soprano), Giuseppe Maletto (alto, organ), Fabio Fùnari (tenor), Marco Scavazza (baritone), Svetlana Fomina (vielle), Filomena Petralla (vielle), Kees Boeke (vielle), Marco Chiappero (organ), Chiara Maritano (lute), Mauro Morini (trumpet, sackbut), Roberta Issoglio (soprano), Maria Silvia Maritano (soprano), Daniela Perlo (soprano), Anna Traversa (soprano), Davide Longo (tenor), Fabrizio Longo (tenor), Paolo Issoglio (baritone)

Playing time: 80'

Recording date: March 1998 (Torino)

[4] Berlin Classics 84232 La Capella Sistina: Palestrina, Josquin, Dufay, Festa, A. Scarlatti, Carissimi

The present recording argues forcefully for Dufay's various mass sections as important works in his oeuvre. Although, retrospectively, the cantus firmus mass cycles are seen as epochal, Dufay's writing in individual movements here is also stimulating and certainly comparable to e.g. many of his more famous motets.

Parenthetical numbers above are from the Besseler Opera Omnia edition.

Earlier recordings devoted to this music:

Dufay: Messensätze / Motetten / Chansons
Capella Antiqua München - Konrad Ruhland
Sony "Seon" 60870
Guillaume Dufay und seine Zeit
Syntagma Musicum - Kees Otten
Teldec "Das Alte Werk" 21802 (2 CDs)

A recording featuring earlier French mass movements, upon whose style Dufay's work obviously continues:

Almisonis Melos
Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex
Cantica Symphonia - Giuseppe Maletto
Opus 111 30-309

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Todd M. McComb