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Bona vita, bona refectio

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The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)
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Recording details: August 2011
The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Antony Pitts
Engineered by Justin Lowe
Release date: June 2012
Total duration: 6 minutes 11 seconds

Cover artwork: Christ's Charge to Peter by Raphael (1483-1520)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Reviews

'This gorgeous album presents all the works for eight voices which are certainly attributable to Mouton, plus one for five and two for four voices … these pieces are refreshingly airy and transparent. Mouton's exquisite music and The Brabant Ensemble's graceful performances are well-served by Antony Pitts' production and the acoustic of St Michael and All Angels, Oxford … highly recommended' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This outstanding disc by the youthful Brabant Ensemble, accomplished specialists in this repertoire … the Brabant's singing throughout is polished, flexible, lean and—exactly what you want here—transcendent' (The Observer)

'Mouton is given due attention and polish in these performances by The Brabant Ensemble. Such ingeniously structured pieces as the motet Nesciens mater are impressive in their richness of texture, and the main work, the Missa Tu es Petrus, deploys the voices in expressively fluent counterpoint' (The Daily Telegraph)

'The lucidity of both The Brabant Ensemble's singing and Rice's direction is hugely accomplished … [Missa Tu es Petrus is] a work of radiance and clarity … strikingly well sung … Hyperion is still setting the standard in this infinitely rewarding repertory' (International Record Review)
Bona vita, bona refectio invites a community of priests to what sounds like an excellent dinner: clearly these clergy were no ascetics. The music is suitably sunny and beguiling.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2012

Bona vita, bona refectio convie une assemblée de prêtres à ce qui ressemble à un excellent dîner: ce clergé n’avait manifestement rien d’ascétique. La musique est naturellement radieuse et charmeresse.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Rice © 2012
Français: Hypérion

Bona vita, bona refectio lädt eine Priestergesellschaft zu einem Essen ein, das sich ganz ausgezeichnet anhört: offenbar waren diese Geistlichen keine Asketen. Die Musik ist entsprechend heiter und ansprechend.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Rice © 2012
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel