Josquin - Missa Di dadi, Missa Une mousse de Biscaye | Gimell CDGIM048

Josquin - Missa Di dadi, Missa Une mousse de Biscaye

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Label: Gimell

Cat No: CDGIM048

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th October 2016

Contents

Artists

The Tallis Scholars

Conductor

Peter Phillips

Works

Despres, Josquin

Missa Di dadi ('The Dice Mass')
Missa Une mousse de Biscaye

Artists

The Tallis Scholars

Conductor

Peter Phillips

About

‘Can great music be inspired by the throw of dice? The possibility clearly excited Josquin, who prefaced the tenor part in several of the movements of his Missa Di dadi with a pair of dice, each pair giving a different total score.’ - Peter Phillips

Reviews

Josquin played his own game of dice in his early Missa Di dadi (Dice Mass). The tenor part is marked, at the start of each movement, with a pair of dice that add up to different amounts. You need Peter Phillips’s excellent liner note to comprehend the mechanics, not easily audible but intriguing to know about, from a time when dice were associated with the devil. It is paired with another early mass, Une mousse de Biscaye. As ever this revered group, in the latest in their all-Josquin series, spins and weaves the long vocal lines faultlessly.  Fiona Maddocks
The Observer 23 October 2016

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