Dufay: Missa Ave Regina cælorum

Dufay: Missa Ave Regina cælorum
Ensemble Cantus Figuratus / Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - Dominique Vellard
STIL 0710 SAN 85

This is a quality performance, not as polished and crisply articulated as Dominique Vellard's later efforts with the Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but good nonetheless. There is a lot of energy here, which helps to make up for some lack of precision.

The repertory is among the most interesting to me, being Dufay's final mass setting and one which seems to speak so personally. Although the amount of polyphony on this disc is relatively small, it remains satisfying as a program. (These days, I find the plainchant renditions to be the most dated portion of the interpretation, and prefer to skip them.)

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Todd M. McComb