Obrecht - Missa Sub tuum praesidium | Alto ALC1308

Obrecht - Missa Sub tuum praesidium


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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC1308

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 5th February 2016



The Clerks’ Group


Edward Wickham


Obrecht, Jacob

Benedicamus in laude
Missa Sub tuum praesidium
Sub tuum praesidium (plainchant)


The Clerks’ Group


Edward Wickham


“The Clerks’ Group back on superb form. Jacob Obrecht wrote his Missa Sub tuum praesidium - basing each movement on the chant which hymns the Virgin Mary's protecting benificence. During the last years of the 15th century, Obrecht was Europe's most celebrated composer of Masses and was later spoken of as an equal of the great Josquin Desprez ... Wickham's collection is one of the strongest and most well-rounded introductions to Obrecht in the catalogue... performances of the motets which complete the programme are equally delightful: all of it top-notch Obrecht, which is saying something.” - Gramophone

2003 recording - Gramophone Editor’s Choice 2004

Duration: 69:39


A most welcome reissue! This CD originally appeared on the excellent ASV/Gaudeamus label, and its reissue provides an invaluable introduction to a major composer of his time. There is more to this than just another piece of ecclesiastical polyphony. Obrecht was a genuine original, acknowledged by his contemporaries as the major figure in music in the Low Countries. ... This was always a recording of fine quality. The remastering is splendid. Music of a high order and a valuable introduction to an incompletely appreciated master.  Michael Wilkinson
MusicWeb International May 2016

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