Jacobus Barbireau (c.1455-1491) - A discography

This discography is presently in a preliminary state. It is believed to contain a substantial percentage of an eventual full listing, but has not been scoured for completeness or organized into sections based on individual works. It should prove informative nonetheless.

Note that the vast majority of these citations are for the song Een vroylic wesen (& various other spellings), and that this is also the most likely item to be under reported here, as it was previously misattributed.... (Note further that Barbireau was once confused with Barbingant, and so some citations for the latter have been omitted here.)

Discographic material below has been collected to this stage with substantial help from Pierre-F. Roberge.

Todd M. McComb


Original releases

(or first known)

  1. Argo ZRG 566 [LP]
    To Entertain a King
    Musica Reservata - Michael Morrow, dir.
    Purcell Consort of Voices - Grayston Burgess, dir.

  2. AS&V "Gaudeamus" CD GAU 153 [CD]
    Ockeghem: Missa De plus en plus
    & 5 Motets
    The Clerk's Group - Edward Wickham, dir.

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

  4. Centaur Records 2109
    The Art of Flemish Song
    In the Courts of Europe
    Live Oak

  5. Christophorus 77360 [CD]
    Heinrich Isaac: Ein frölich Wesen
    Secular and textless music
    Les Flamboyants - Michael Form

  6. Christophorus 77455 [CD]
    Othmayr: Gift & Gegengift
    Laster & Tugenden in Liedern der Renaissance
    Franz Vitzthum / Dryades Consort - Silvia Tecardi

  7. Classic Editions CE 1037 [LP]
    French Music of the Courts of Burgundy and Versailles
    Saturday Consort

  8. EMI (His Master's Voice) SLS 5049 (box) (LPs: OC 189 06202-4Q or ASD 3229-3231) [LPx3]
    The Art of the Netherlands
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow

  9. EMI (His Master's Voice) SLS 5022 [LPx2]
    David Munrow - The Art of the Recorder
    The David Munrow recorder Consort & The Early Music Consort of London

  10. Fra Bernardo 238 8771 [CD]
    Barbireau: Mass / Motets
    Beauty Farm

  11. FSM Pantheon 63 904 [LP]
    Lieder und Tänze der Renaissance
    Collegium Pro Musica - Ronald Cross, dir.

  12. Hungaroton SLPX 11844 [LP]
    Court Music for King Matthias
    Camerata Hungarica - László Czidra

  13. Hungaroton SLPX 12575 [LP]
    Renaissance Pop
    Arrangements by Dániel Benkö
    The completed Bakfark Consort - Dániel Benkö

  14. Hungaroton HCD 12 575 [CD]
    Renaissance Pop
    Benkö Consort - Daniel Benkö, dir.
    Note: Apparently a new recording.

  15. Musik Museum 13042 [CD]
    Global Player Maximilian
    Musikalisches Networking um 1500
    Ensemble Rosarum Flores - Ilse Strauß & Wolfgang Praxmarer

  16. Naxos 8.557627
    Sacred and Secular Music from Renaissance Germany
    Ciaramella Instrumental and Vocal Ensemble - Adam Gilbert & Rotem Gilbert

  17. ORF Shop OS 2 004 820 [CDx2]
    Margarete - Maximilian I
    Musik um 1500
    Capilla Flamenca / La Caccia / Knaben de Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino Aalst / Schola Gregoriana Lovaniensis / Joris Verdin - Dirk Snellings

  18. Plant Life PLR 052 [LP]
    Al Manere Minstrelsy
    The Medieval Players - Andrew Watts, dir.

  19. Price-Less D22700 [CD]
    Songs and Dances of the Renaissance
    Collegium Pro Musica / Motet Choir - Ronald Cross

  20. Raum Klang "Schola Cantorum Basiliensis" RK 2305
    Die Spinne im Netz
    Music from Nüremberg Prints of the 16th Century
    Musicke & Mirth

  21. Signum 004
    The Triumphs of Maximilian
    John Potter / Musica Antiqua of London - Philip Thorby

  22. Signum 044
    Madame d'Amours
    Songs, Dances & Consort Music for the Six Wives of Henry VIII
    Music Antiqua of London - Philip Thorby


(or otherwise duplicated)

  1. EMI "His Master's Voice" SLS 5136 [LPx3]
    The Art of David Munrow
    David Munrow

  2. Testament SBT2 1368 [CDx2]
    The Art of the Recorder - Instruments of the Middle Ages (excerpts)
    The David Munrow recorder Consort & The Early Music Consort of London

  3. Virgin Edition 7243 5 61334 2 6 [CDx2]
    The Art of the Netherlands
    Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow

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