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The Hilliard Ensemble - Gombert: Missa Media Vita In Morte Sumus (2006)

5-07-2016, 11:58
Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Title: Gombert: Missa Media Vita In Morte Sumus
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: ECM
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC
Total Time: 1:15:54
Total Size: 338 MB


01 - Media vita in morte sumus a 6 voci
02 - Kyrie (from Missa Media Vita) a 5 voci
03 - Gloria (from Missa Media Vita) a 5 voci
04 - Salve Regina a 4 voci
05 - Anima mea liquefacta est a 5 voci
06 - Credo (from Missa Media Vita) a 5 voci
07 - O Crux, splendidior a 6 voci
08 - Sanctus (from Missa Media Vita) a 5 voci
09 - Quam pulchra es a 4 voci
10 - Agnus Dei (from Missa Media Vita) a 5 voci
11 - Musae lovis a 6 voci

Gombert's polyphony tends to be intense; he's a Renaissance Phil Spector. One has to give in to the wash of music that he hurls at you. There are few fun canonic duets to lighten the texture, for example; all five (or four, or six) men seem to be singing all the time. Far from being a criticism, the impression is quite stunning if you're ready for the chocolate-y, solid sound. Gombert loves dissonances, and there are troves of long stretches here. The resolutions are invariably exquisite. This Mass is based on a motet he, himself wrote called "In the middle of life we are already dead." After singing the motet, the superb Hilliard Ensemble performs the Mass, interspersed with other motets, probably to vary the density of the texture. The original melody of the motet is used throughout the Mass, and it's fascinating to follow it as it flows away and returns. The performance is impeccable and the sound, as always with ECM, is glorious--reverberant without every getting muddy. If Josquin is to your taste, try Gombert. The latter was probably the former's student. Not for the lighthearted, but glorious music nonetheless. --Robert Levine

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