Pierre de la Rue - Requiem | Christophorus CHR77386

Pierre de la Rue - Requiem


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Label: Christophorus

Cat No: CHR77386

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th July 2014



Ensemble Officium


Wilfried Rombach


Rue, Pierre de la

Missa de Beata Virgine
Missa pro Defunctis


Ensemble Officium


Wilfried Rombach


Pierre de la Rue's 'Missa pro defunctis' is one of the earliest polyphonic settings of the requiem and became the best-known work of this genre during the Renaissance. The impressively low range of parts of the Mass vividly represents the position of the sinner knocking at heaven's gate.

Alongside this is la Rue's 'Missa de Beata Virgine', in which the missing Proprium parts of the Mass have been completed by Gregorian chant from a manuscript of St Thomas's Church in Leipzig. The result is a Mass of St Mary as it might have sounded in (then still Catholic) Wittenberg around 1500.

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