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Documentary concert – Missa Faisant regretz

Josquin des Prez (ca. 1450/55-1521)

The mass has been passed down, in full or in part, in thirteen sources: four prints and nine manuscripts. The most important sources are the Missarum Josquin liber tertius (Ottaviano Petrucci, Fossombrone, 1514); V-CVbav Ms. Capp. Sist. 23, fol. 118v-128r (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vatican City) and A-Wn Mus.Hs. 15495 (Maximilian Codex), fol. 33v-47r (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna). The numbering in New Josquin Edition is 8.1.

The musical material of the Missa Faisant regretz is based on the polyphonic chanson Tout a par moy (Anonymous? Walter Frye? Gilles Binchois?). The mass is in four parts.

This is a production of Alamire Foundation in collaboration with AMUZ.

 

Performers

Huelgas Ensemble, with the cooperation of Fabrice Fitch & Paul Van Nevel

Paul Van Nevel, artistic direction | Maud Gnidzaz, cantus | Dorothea Jakob, cantus | Sabine Lutzenberger, cantus | Helen Cassano, cantus | Paul Bentley-Angell, tenor | Vojtěch Semerád, tenor | Olivier Coiffet, tenor | Adriaan De Koster, tenor | Matthew Vine, tenor | Tom Phillips, tenor | Tim Scott Whiteley, bassus | Guillaume Olry, bassus