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Title The spy's choirbook [sound recording] : Petrus Alamire & the court of Henry VIII.

Publication Info. [England] : Obsidian, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Music Compact Disc    C ALAM SC S21CD    Available
Description 2 audio discs ; 4 3/4 in.
performed music prm rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital optical rda
audio file CD audio rda
Motets lcgft
Note "Among the musical treasures in the British Library is MS Royal 8.g.vii, a sumptuous choirbook prepared for Henry VIII and his first queen Catherine of Aragon. It was produced by Petrus Alamire, who not only headed one of the finest musical scriptoriums of the age but acted as a spy for Henry against Richard de la Pole, a Plantagenet claimant to the English throne. The choirbook, gifted to the royal couple in around 1516, contains 34 motets, many of them unique to this manuscript and includes masterworks by the leading French and Franco-Flemish composers of the age including Josquin Desprez, Jean Mouton, Heinrich Isaac, Antoine de Févin, and Pierre de la Rue"--Container.
Some of the motets are performed instrumentally.
Language Sung in Latin.
Note Title from disc label.
Performer Alamire ; English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble ; David Skinner, conductor.
Event Recorded 2014 February 4-8 Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle.
Note Compact disc.
Program notes by David Skinner and Gawain Glenton, biographical notes on the performers, and texts with English translations (16 unnumbered pages) inserted in container.
Contents Celeste beneficium / Jean Mouton -- Adiutorium nostrum / Antoine de Févin -- Nesciens mater / anonymous -- Ave regina caelorum / Pierre de la Rue -- Descendi in hortum meum / attrib. Josquin Desprez -- Sancta Trinitas unus Deus / Févin -- Vexilla Regis/Passio Domini nostri / La Rue -- Fama malum / Josquin -- Doleo super te frater mi Ionatha / La Rue -- O Domine Iesu Christe/Et sanctissima mater tua / anonymous -- Maxsimilla Christo amabilis / anonymous -- Sancta Maria succurre miseris/O werder mondt / Franciscus Strus -- Sancta et immaculata virginitas / anonymous -- Missus est Gabriel archangelus / Josquin -- Dulcissima virgo Maria / anonymous -- Tota pulchra es/O pulcherrima/Salve / anonymous -- O Sancta Maria virgo virginum / anonymous -- Verbum bonum et suave / Pierrequin de Therache -- Recordamini quomodo praedixit filium / anonymous -- O beatissime Domine Iesu Christe/Fac me de tua gratia / anonymous -- Ave sanctissima Maria / anonymous -- Ecce Maria genuit nobis / Mouton -- Congratulamini mihi omnes / anonymous -- Egregie Christi martir Christophore/Ecce enim / Févin -- Alma redemptoris mater / anonymous -- Dulces exuviae / anonymous -- Dulces exuviae / Alexander Agricola -- Dulces exuviae / Josquin -- Dulces exuviae / Mouton -- Dulces exuviae dum fata deusque / Johannes Ghiselin -- Absalon fili mi / Josquin/La Rue -- Iesus autem transiens / anonymous -- Anima mea/Invenerunt/Filiae Ierusalem / Heinrich Isaac -- Tribulatio et angustia invenerunt me / attrib. Josquin.
Subject Motets.
Chamber music -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Motets.
Chamber music.
Added Author Alamire, Petrus, 1471?-approximately 1534.
Skinner, David, 1964- conductor.
Container of (work): Mouton, Jean, -1522. Caeleste beneficium introivit
Container of (work): Févin, Antoine de. Adiutorium nostrum
Container of (work): La Rue, Pierre de, -1518. Ave Regina Caelorum
Container of (work): Josquin, des Prez, -1521. Descendi in ortum meum
Container of (work): Févin, Antoine de. Sancta Trinitas
Container of (work): La Rue, Pierre de, -1518. Vexilla regis
Container of (work): Josquin, des Prez, -1521. Fama malum
Container of (work): La Rue, Pierre de, -1518. Considera Israel. Doleo super te
Container of (work): Strus, Franciscus. Sancta Maria succurre miseris/O werder mondt
Container of (work): Josquin, des Prez, -1521. Missus est Gabriel angelus
Container of (work): Pierrequin, de Thérache, approximately 1465-1528. Verbum bonum et soave
Container of (work): Mouton, Jean, -1522. Ecce Maria genuit, no. 1
Container of (work): Févin, Antoine de. Egregie Christi martir
Container of (work): Agricola, Alexander, 1446?-1506. Dulces exuviae
Container of (work): Josquin, des Prez, -1521. Dulces exuviae
Container of (work): Mouton, Jean, -1522. Dulces exuviae
Container of (work): Ghiselin, Johannes. Dulces exuviae
Container of (work): Josquin, des Prez, -1521. Absalon, fili mi
Container of (work): Isaac, Heinrich, approximately 1450-1517. Anima mea liquefacta est
Container of (work): Josquin, des Prez, -1521. Tribulatio et angustia
British Library. Manuscript. Royal 8 G VII.
Alamire (Musical group), performer.
English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, performer.
ISBN 9786315703089 : CD 27.99
6315703089 : CD 27.99
Standard No. 658592071221
Music No. CD712 Obsidian
CCL CD712 Obsidian

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