Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus

Josquin: Musica Symbolica
De Labyrintho - Walter Testolin
Stradivarius "Dulcimer" 33722

This ensemble has followed their previous landmark recording with a worthwhile second volume. This one does not build on the previous style much, although continues in good form. An anticipated larger series has yet to materialize.

The Missa Gaudeamus is one of Josquin's more interesting cycles, and the program also includes some of his best motets. The performances are quite accomplished, reflecting a current view of how Josquin's sacred music should best be performed. There is a good lucidity & command here, as well as good articulation of rhetorical structures.

To renaissance sacred list

Todd M. McComb