Huelgas Ensemble Discography

The Huelgas Ensemble was founded by director Paul Van Nevel in 1971. It has specialized in choral music, frequently with instrumental support, from the thirteenth century on to the early Baroque. Their recordings of the High Renaissance have been especially prized. They have also been pioneers in the performance of the difficult Ars Subtilior repertory of the late medieval era.

The present discography is very likely incomplete, although I do not know of specific items missing. If you can supply missing items or help to fill in information for known items, please contact me.

When possible, the original catalog number is given for this list. Alternate catalog numbers and/or reissues can be found by following links to individual items.


Discography - Composers

Agricola: A Secret Labyrinth
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 60760
Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 46348
Ciconia: L'Oeuvre Intégral
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Musique en Wallonie 80040/80044 (5 LPs)
Jacob Clement
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 8869 77806 92
Philippus De Monte
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
KB / Azymuth Sabam 0100 118 (LP)
Demantius: Vêpres de Pentecôte
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901705
O Gemma Lux
Dufay: Intégrale des motets isorythmiques
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901700
Ferrabosco: Psaume 103 / Motets & chansons
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901874
Festa: Magnificat / Mass Parts / Motets / Madrigals
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 53116
Festa: 32 Contrapunti on "La Spagna"
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 80 1799 (SACD)
Flecha: Las Ensaladas
La Justa / La Negrina
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Alpha 225 (LP)
Andrea Gabrieli: Penitential Psalms
Netherlands Chamber Choir / Instrumentalists from the Huelgas Ensemble - Paul van Nevel
Globe 5210
Gallus: Opus Musicum / Missa super Sancta Maria
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 64305
Gombert: Music from the Court of Charles V
Motets / Chansons / Mass for 6 Voices
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 48249
Kerle: Da pacem Domine Messes & Motets
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901866
Lassus: Lagrime di San Pietro
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 53373
Lassus: Il Canzoniere di Messer Francesco Petrarca
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901828
Le Jeune: Le Printans
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 68259
Manchicourt: Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus / Motets / Chansons
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 62694
Padovano: Messe à 24 voix
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901727
Perusio: Virelais, Ballades, Caccia
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 62928
Pipelare: Missa L'homme armé / Chansons / Motets
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 68258
Praetorius: Magnificat, etc.
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 48039
Praebachtorius
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 7579872
Rebelo: Vespers, Lamentationes
Huelgas Ensemble / Huelgas Schola - Paul Van Nevel
Les disques du Crépuscule 330
Rebelo: Vesper Psalms and Lamentations
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 53115
Richafort: Requiem in memoriam Josquin Desprez
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901730
Rore: Missa Praeter rerum seriem
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901760
Rore: Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Johannem
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 7994

Discography - Collections

A 40 voix
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 801954 (SACD)
Ars Moriendi
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Alpha 270 (LP)
Canções, Vilancicos e Motetes Portugueses
Séculos XVI-XVII
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 66288
Le Chansonnier de Paris
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Alpha 260 (LP)
Le Chant de Virgile
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901739
Codex Las Huelgas
Music from 13th Century Spain
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 53341
Cypriot Advent Antiphons
Anonymous c.1390
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 7977
The Cypriot 'O' Antiphons
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul van Nevel
Pavane 7146 (LP)
La Dissection d'un Homme armé
Six Masses after a Burgundian Song
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 45860
Las Ensaladas
El Fuego / La Negrina / La Justa
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 46699
The Eton Choirbook
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 8876 540885 2
La Favola di Orfeo
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
RCA Seon 71970 (2 CDs)
Febus Avant!
Music at the Court of Gaston Febus (1331-1391)
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony 48195
In morte di Madonna Laura
Madrigal cycle after texts of Petrarch
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 45942
Italia Mia
Musical Imagination in the Renaissance
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 48065
Lamentations de la Renaissance
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901682
Motets Wallons
Motets, conductus et pieces instrumentales: Manuscrit de l'Abbaye de St. Jacques, de Liège (XIII et XIV siècles)
Musique en Wallonie 29 (LP)
Music from the Court of King Janus at Nicosia (1374-1432)
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony 53976
Music from the French Court of Cyprus, 1192-1489
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Alpha 264 (LP)
Musica aldersoetste Konst
Polyphonic songs from the Low Countries
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Klara MMP 013
O cieco mondo
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 7865
La Oreja de Zurbarán
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Cyprès 1669
La Pellegrina
Music for the Wedding of Ferdinando de' Medici and Christine de Lorraine, Princess of France (Florence 1589)
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 63362 (2 CDs)
La Quinta essentia
Palestrina / Lassus / Ashewell
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901922
Tears of Lisbon
16th Century Arts Songs / Traditional Fado
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 62256
Utopia Triumphans
The Great Polyphony of the Renaissance
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 66261

Additional help on this discography was provided by Pierre-F. Roberge and José Oliveira.

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Todd M. McComb