Art of the Netherlands

Art of the Netherlands

by Early Music Consort of London
     
 

David Munrow and his Early Music Consort of London are the fountainhead of the English historically informed performance practice movement and a prime example of their work is this classic 1975 recording, The Art of the Netherlands. Among the exceptional young performers who went on to stellar careers areSee more details below

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David Munrow and his Early Music Consort of London are the fountainhead of the English historically informed performance practice movement and a prime example of their work is this classic 1975 recording, The Art of the Netherlands. Among the exceptional young performers who went on to stellar careers are countertenor James Bowman and tenors Martyn Hill and Rogers Covey-Crump, and Christopher Hogwood, freshly down from Oxford, sits at the organ. But the key figure here is Munrow, the youthful polymath who combined scholarship, musicianship, craftsmanship, and nearly endless enthusiasm in a singularly explosive blend. If a word like "explosive" seems unusual in context of early music that nevertheless was the effect these recordings had when they were originally issued. So fresh were Munrow's insights and so overwhelming his energy that these performances practically crackle. The discs are conveniently divided into one for secular songs and another of mass movements, so listeners can easily grasp the difference between the genres and modes of expression. Munrow and his forces do full justice to both, turning in lusty accounts of the songs and probing readings of the mass movements. Though later performers have refined and developed the historically informed performance practice movement, Munrow is essential to its understanding.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2010
Label:
Erato
UPC:
5099962849722
catalogNumber:
28497
Rank:
130847

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Scaramella va alla guerra, song for 4 parts  - Josquin Desprez  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (02:10)
  2. Allegez moi, song for 6 parts  - Josquin Desprez  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (02:05)
  3. El grillo, song for 4 parts  - Josquin Desprez  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:46)
  4. Donna di dentro/Dammene up pocho/Fortuna d'un gran tempo, song for 4 voices  - Heinrich Isaac  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:39)
  5. De tous biens plaine, chanson  - Hayne van Ghizeghem  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (06:45)
  6. De tous biens pleine, motet for 4 parts  - Josquin Desprez  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:39)
  7. De tous bein plaine I a 3  - Alexander Agricola  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:15)
  8. De tous bein plaine II a 3  - Alexander Agricola  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:27)
  9. Du Tout Plongiet/Fors Seulement  - Antoine Brumel  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (10:32)
  10. Mijn morken gaf mij een jonck wiff, song  -  Anonymous, Dutch  -  Anonymous  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:40)
  11. Ghy syt die wertste boven al  - Johannes Ghiselin  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (02:08)
  12. Ein fröhlich wesen, chanson for 3 or 4 voices  - Jacques Barbireau  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (02:32)
  13. Prenez sur moi, chanson for 3 voices  - Johannes Ockeghem  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:56)
  14. Ma bouche rit, chanson for 3 voices  - Johannes Ockeghem  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (05:49)
  15. Guillaume se va chaufer  -  Anonymous  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:05)
  16. Adieu mes amours, song for 4 parts  - Josquin Desprez  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (02:03)
  17. Fortuna desperata  - Antoine Busnois  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:38)
  18. Fortuna desperata  - Alexander Agricola  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:50)
  19. Fortuna Desperata  -  Anonymous  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:15)

Disc 2

  1. Missa sine nomine, for 3 voices No. 1: Kyrie

    • Johannes Tinctoris
    • Early Music Consort of London
    • David Munrow
    1. Kyrie  (04:32)
  2. Missa "Et Ecce Terrae Motus," for 12 voices: Gloria

    • Antoine Brumel
    • Early Music Consort of London
    • David Munrow
    1. Gloria  (08:03)
  3. Credo "De tous biens playne", for 4 parts  - Josquin Desprez  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (06:38)
  4. Missa 'Ave sanctissima Maria': Sanctus

    • Pierre de la Rue
    • Early Music Consort of London
    • David Munrow
    1. Sanctus  (04:16)
  5. Missa La bassadanza: Agnus Dei

    • Heinrich Isaac
    • Early Music Consort of London
    • David Munrow
    1. Agnus Dei  (04:35)
  6. Haec Deum caeli, for 5 voices  - Jacob Obrecht  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (01:31)
  7. O bone Jesu  - Loyset Compere  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (03:16)
  8. De profundis, motet for 5 parts  - Josquin Desprez  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (05:02)
  9. Benedicta es, coelourum regina, motet for 6 parts  - Josquin Desprez  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (05:38)
  10. Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum, for 8 voices  - Jean Mouton  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (04:19)
  11. Intemerata Dei mater, motet for 5 voices  - Johannes Ockeghem  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (07:53)
  12. Laudemus nunc Dominum/Non est hic aliud, motet for 5 voices  - Jacob Obrecht  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (08:03)
  13. Ave sanctissima Maria  - Pierre de la Rue  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  (03:57)

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