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Sacred & Secular Music

The Hilliard Ensemble
Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Originally issued on CDA66370
Recording details: Various dates
Various recording venues
Produced by Various producers
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: January 2004
Total duration: 60 minutes 45 seconds

Cover artwork: The effects of good government (fresco fragment, 1337-1340) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (d1348)
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
 
1
Salve regina  [3'18]  Hermannus Contractus (1013-1054)
2
Planctus ante nescia  [8'16]  Godefroy de St Victoire (fl1170-1190)
3
Quant je sui mis  [1'36]  Guillaume de Machaut (c1300-1377)
4
Vergene bella  [4'11]  Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474)
5
Gloria ad modem tubae  [2'00]  Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474)
6
Most clear of colour  [2'16]  Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521)
7
O nata lux de lumine  [1'54]  Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585)
8
Ne irascaris, Domine  [9'16]  William Byrd (1539/40-1623)
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11
Sancta mater  [3'54]  Francisco de Peñalosa (c1470-1528)
12
El jubilate  [6'03]  Matteo Flecha (1481-1553)
13
Tota pulchra es  [7'50]  Heinrich Isaac (c1450-1517)
14
Bon jour mon cœur  [1'25]  Claude Goudimel (c1514-1572)
15
Le chant des oiseaulx  [6'12]  Clément Janequin (c1485-1558)

Reviews

'Music making of the highest order. Everything shows them at their superb best' (Gramophone)

'Something no lover of early music or admirer of this group should miss' (American Record Guide)

'Superbly engineered' (Classic CD)

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