Sunday, November 14, 2010

Canonici: Consort of Voices

with Elizabeth C.D. Brown, lute

Grace Lutheran Church

6202 S. Tyler Street  Tacoma, WA  98409

Presented by the Soli Deo Gloria Series

Sacred and Profane features a variety of pieces, most of which are liturgical in function, but all of which are derived from secular sources. At the center of the program is a composite mass by some of the most prolific mass composers of the turn of the sixteenth century. The various movements are derived from parody masses, or masses based on secular sources such as folk songs, chansons, and madrigals. Highlights include Ockeghem’s lyrical D’ung aultre a mer, performed as a tenor solo with lute, then embedded within a four-voice motet, and finally starkly set in Josquin’s mass of the same name. The austere is followed by the sublime with the love song Tous les regretz and the virtuosic setting of the SANCTUS text by Brumel. The mass is concluded with the rustic L’Homme arme and the complmentary AGNUS DEI from one of two Josquin masses based on the popular tune.



Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen, Pierre de La Rue (c. 1452-1521)

Innsbruck, ich muss duch lassen, Heinrich Isaac (c. 1450-1517)

KYRIE: Missa Carminum, Heinrich Isaac

De plus en plus, Gilles Binchois (c.1400-1460)

GLORIA: Missa De plus en plus, Johannes Ockeghem (c.1410-1497)

D’ung aultre a mer, Johannes Ockeghem

Tu solus qui facis mirabilia, Josquin des Prez (c. 1455-1521)

CREDO: Miss D’ung aultre a mer, Josquin des Prez

Tous les regretz, Antoine Brumel (c. 1460-1512/13)

SANCTUS: Missa de dringhs, Antoine Brumel

L’Homme arme, French secular song

AGNUS DEI: Missa L’homme arme, Josquin des Prez

El Grillo, Josquin des Prez