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Nordic Voices
Reges Terrae

Song NameComposer
Reges terraePierre de Manchicourt
Regina caeliCristobal de Morales
Laudate DominumPierre de Manchicourt
O magnum mysteriumJacobus Clemens 'non Papa'
Hei mihi, DomineFrancisco Guerrero
Ego sum qui sumNicolas Gombert
O Virgo virginumPierre de Manchicourt
Exaltata est sancta Dei GenitrixCristobal de Morales
Agnus Dei (from Missa 'Reges terrae')Pierre de Manchicourt

Nordic Voices have put together a unique collection of pieces by sixteenth-century composers associated with the courts of Emperor Charles V, a great musical enthusiast. Superbly sung by these Norwegians, the works draw attention to a highly varied group of sought-after composers, whose careers often followed a colourful course. During the first half of the sixteenth century, there was no greater a ruler than the Emperor Charles V, whose court was lavishly supplied with music by composers of high talent. Charles had a personal enthusiasm for music, and his chapel was more or less in constant attendance on his travels. It is small wonder, then, that a number of the greatest composers of the age had some connection with him, including the Franco-Flemish composers Manchicourt, Cristobal de Morales and Nicolas Gombert. Complementing these composers are the perhaps less well-known Guerrero and Jacobus Clemens non Papa. This superb collection confirms these composers as major figures of their era, and will serve as a perfect introduction to the music of the period. Their performance is smart and stylish, employing a playful yet sophisticated approach that enhances their already remarkable singing.

Item code: 8832C | SACD | $24.95 add item to cart
Early Music | A Cappella | Mixed | Norway

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