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Track(s) taken from CDH55288

Gaude celestis domina

author of text

The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (conductor)
Recording details: June 2001
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: October 2002
Total duration: 6 minutes 40 seconds

Cover artwork: The Mass of St Giles by The Master of Saint Giles (active c1500-?)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London
Gaude celestis domina  [6'40]


'This is musicianship of a very high order, transcending specialisms' (Gramophone)

'The challenges of this brilliant work are well handled by The Binchois Consort' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Richly eloquent, superbly sung performances' (The Independent)

'This is clearly an ensemble of singers who have a deep understanding and affinity for this repertoire … their performances are highly polished and precise … this recording is clearly a must' (American Record Guide)

'An important and rewarding release' (International Record Review)

'The performance is a triumph' (Fanfare, USA)

'It would be difficult to imagine a better introduction to [Busnois's] sacred music … the performance is absolutely outstanding, as are those throughout the disc, perfectly tuned and finding the singers responding to every nuance of this marvellous work' (Goldberg)

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