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Josquin

Sydney Chamber Choir
Nicholas Routley (director)

$23   (Australian dollars)

   

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Routley has made a speciality of this Renaissance repertoire, and the choir sings it magnificently. Recorded in a small but perfectly sounding chapel, Josquin's music never seemed so alive.
CONTENTS

JosquinIllibata Dei, Virgo nutrix
JosquinAve, Christe
JosquinMissa, 'Pange lingua'
JosquinAbsalon, fili mi
JosquinInviolata, integra, et casta es Maria

REVIEWS

This group would be a distinguished discovery anywhere: 23 mixed voices,. nicely balanced and carefully trained… Routley leads them in clear and stylistically sensitive performances, reverberantly recorded in a churchly ambience. As the centrepiece of this release, Routley tackles the most famous and most recorded of Josquin's Mass settings. Out of four current recordings…best of all is Peter Phillips's recording for Gimmell (009) with his Tallis Scholars… In that company I would place Routley second only to Phillips – an honest performance just slightly short of the latter's intensity and compelling insight… Perhaps the chief interest of the release, however, is the four motets… Full texts and translations, with good annotations.
Barker.
American Record Guide


Although it's certainly possible to imagine a more expressive account of the music, and one in which the text is more cleanly articulated, conductor Nicholas Routley's feel for the way this music breathes is practically faultless (as is his choir's intonation). All the pieces seem phrased to perfection, the musical articulation is good, and while I think the choir could do with a couple more tenors and basses, the balance, too, is mainly satisfactory.
Andrew Ford
24 Hours. December 1994


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