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“A French choral pilgrimage... Scholars will appreciate this disc for the generous survey it provides; choral fans will love the grace, beauty, and clarity of this early music.”
American Record Guide
A French choral pilgrimage taking listeners from the earliest days of organum in the Middle Ages, through to the delights of seventeenth century polyphony. Sample the musical genius and spiritual art of celebrated composers such as Josquin des Prez, and their lesser known compatriots, like Dulot, Goudimel, and Mouton. Scholars will appreciate this disc for the generous survey it provides; choral fans will love the grace, beauty, and clarity of this early music.

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Track 1 Haec dies Leonin
Track 4 Crux triumphans Compere
Track 8 Sancta Trinitas Fevin
Track 9 Gabriel Angelus Genet
Track 10 Unde veniat Passereau
Track 11 O vos omnes Jachet of Mantua
Track 12 Maria Magdalene Dulot
Track 13 Caecilia virgo Manchicourt
Track 14 Jesus nait tendre Arbeau
Track 15 Gloria in excelsis Goudimel
Track 16 Noel: Sors de ton lit Caurroy

Critical Acclaim

  • “... as an overview of French Renaissance vocal music, this program is assembled well and beautifully sung. This disc offers a good many unusual selections representing the period.”
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  • “A French choral pilgrimage taking listeners from the earliest days of organum in the Middle Ages, through to the delights of seventeenth century polyphony. Sample the musical genius and spiritual art of celebrated composers such as Josquin des Prez, and their lesser known compatriots, like Dulot, Goudimel, and Mouton. Scholars will appreciate this disc for the generous survey it provides; choral fans will love the grace, beauty, and clarity of this early music. Truly golden sound and beautifully nuanced singing.”
    American Record Guide
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