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Tommaso Portinari and his Wife (c1470, detail) by Hans Memling (d1494)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Art Resource / Scala, Firenze
Track(s) taken from CDGIM211
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: November 2009
Total duration: 21 minutes 14 seconds

Missa Au travail suis
composer
based on the chanson by either Ockeghem or Barbingant
author of text
Ordinary of the Mass

Other recordings available for download
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Missa Au travail suis by Johannes Ockeghem (c.1425–1497) was based on a secular model – a chanson either by Ockeghem himself or the unknown ‘Barbingant’. In fact Ockeghem only quoted the tenor from this three-part model (at that time the tenor was often held to be the ‘tune’), doing so infrequently but obviously: the first ten notes of it may be clearly heard at the beginning of each movement as a head-motif. After that references are hard to identify and the music settles into a pattern of gentle, undemonstrative chamber-music, the second Agnus Dei summing up the stillness of Ockeghem’s conception. As was customary in the fifteenth century, Ockeghem kept his four voices within a narrow compass (except in the extreme case of the second Agnus) and regularly scored down to duets and trios.

from notes by Peter Phillips © 2009


Other albums featuring this work
'Ockeghem: Missa Au travail suis & Missa De plus en plus' (CDGIM035)
Ockeghem: Missa Au travail suis & Missa De plus en plus
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