Sacred Songs of France, Vol. 1: 1198-1609 / Gloriae Dei Cantores
On their recording Sacred Songs of France, the first disc in a three-volume French choral pilgrimage, the acclaimed American choir Gloriae Dei Cantores takes listeners on a journey from the earliest days of organum in the Middle Ages to the delights of seventeenth century polyphony. This fascinating collection samples the musical genius and spiritual art of celebrated composers such as Josquin des Prez, and their lesser-known compatriots including Dulot, Goudimel and Mouton. Scholars will appreciate this disc for the generous survey it provides, while choral fans will love the grace, beauty and remarkable clarity of this glorious music.
Catalog Number: GDCD056
Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Composer: Antoine de Févin, Claude Goudimel, Elzear Genet, Eustace du Caurroy, Francois Dulot, Jacquet of Mantua, Jean Mouton, Josquin Des Préz, Léonin, Loyset Compère, Pérotin, Pierre De Manchicourt, Pierre Passereau, Thoinot Arbeau
Conductor: Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores