Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505): Missa Grecorum and Motets
The Brabant Ensemble continues to break new ground in Renaissance music by issuing the first recording of Obrecht’s Missa Grecorum, alongside his stunning six-voice Salve Regina, and previously unheard motets. The disc is available now for pre-order on iTunes in advance of its official release date of 30 December.
Our latest release has been enthusiastically received in the press and on radio. Writing in Gramophone, David Fallows describes it as ‘a stunningly satisfying and innovative disc’. The release was also reviewed in glowing terms on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review (8 October 2016), by Kate Bolton-Porciatti and Andrew McGregor. The reviewers praised our ‘warm, enveloping sound’, and the sense that ‘Stephen Rice offers a deeply thoughtful reflection on the words, and [there is] this incredibly close relationship between word and music. It’s as if he’s really gazed deeply into the texts’. Even before this endorsement, the disc had reached no. 9 in the Specialist Classical charts.
‘The Brabant Ensemble sings Clemens non Papa’s “O Magnum Mysterium” on BBC Radio 3 In Tune, 20 December 2013
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