Heinrich Finck - Missa super Ave praeclara, Sacred Works | CPO 5550662

Heinrich Finck - Missa super Ave praeclara, Sacred Works

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 5550662

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd December 2016

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About

Our first reference to Heinrich Finck in Stuttgart dates from 1509. He was probably attracted to the local court by the generous patronage of Duke Ulrich von Württemberg, who paid him an extraordinarily high annual salary to serve as his chapel master. When the ducal ensemble was disbanded in 1514, Finck probably became a member of the imperial court chapel. He later served the Salzburg Cathedral chapter, then at the Scottish Abbey in Vienna, where he contributed to the development of the choral and instrumental ensemble, and finally as the chapel master of Emperor Ferdinand I’s court ensemble. The focus of our new recording is formed by the Missa super Ave praeclara, a mass on the Marian sequence for the Assumption of the Virgin. The other programme selections include a longer Passion Office and the motet cycle O Domine Jesu. A Magnificat, a Pentecost motet, and two secular songs round off the impressive portrait of this composer.

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