Thomissonís Easter | Dacapo 8226188

Thomissonís Easter

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Label: Dacapo

Cat No: 8226188

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st December 2017

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About

Ribe Cathedral, in the Southwest of Denmark, is one of the few places in the world where the earliest Lutheran church music practice can be reconstructed. Thanks to the Danish hymn collector Hans ThomissÝn (1532-73), music director at Ribe Cathedral School around 1560, a clearly shaped liturgy was equipped with the relevant music. In exemplary manner this recording reflects the elements that made up an early Lutheran feast-day service in Denmark, including a fashionable Mass cycle by the Flemish master Jacobus Clemens non Papa.

Musica Ficta, established in 1996, specialises in early music, particularly medieval and renaissance music.

Bo Holten is also a composer, currently working on an opera about Martin Luther and the Reformation.

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