Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants

Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants

by Ludus Modalis

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Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants

Little is known of the life of Paschal de L'Estocart, the French composer of the late Renaissance who was roughly a contemporary of Claude Le Jeune (1528 -1600). He seems to have been sympathetic to the Protestant Reformers -- he spent considerable time in Germany and his music was published in Geneva -- but later in life he applied unsuccessfully to the French King for a position at an abbey. His collection of psalms and motets, "Sacrae Cantiones," 16 of which are recorded here, are mostly in French, along with several in Latin, and was dedicated to Calvinist Count Palatine Johann Casimir in 1582. This collection also includes his "Ode" in 12 parts, set to religious texts in French. L'Estocart's music is typical of late Renaissance polyphony, eclectic in its use of a cantus firmus, imitative counterpoint, and homophonic writing, with an unusually free use of dissonance. The French mixed a cappella ensemble Ludus Modalis, led by Bruno Boterf, specializes in music of this era and sings with passion and authority. Intonation is immaculate and tone quality is pure and unforced. The recorded sound is clean, but spacious and warm.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/29/2007
Label: Ramee
UPC: 4250128507035
catalogNumber: 703

Tracks

  1. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Susanne un jour
  2. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Quand je viens à penser
  3. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Deux cœurs aimants
  4. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Je ne veux plus bastir
  5. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Helas mon Dieu
  6. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Où est le vray pays
  7. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: O combien est plaisant
  8. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Quelle est ta loy?
  9. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: D'un œil pleurant
  10. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Pour mourir bien heureux
  11. Ode en douze parties (Ode in 12 parts), for choir
  12. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Dieu est regnant
  13. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Ut tibi mors fœlix
  14. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Peccantem me quotidie
  15. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Angelus autem
  16. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Quos anguis dirus
  17. Sacrae Cantiones, set of chansons for 4-7 voices: Inter natos

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