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Tota pulchra es
composer
author of text
Song of Songs; antiphon for Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Recordings
'Josquin: Josquin and his contemporaries' (CDA67183)
Josquin: Josquin and his contemporaries
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Tota pulchra es
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Little known today, to Othmar Luscinius, writing in 1536, Nicolaes Craen was a model of all that was best about the modern style of composition, particularly in his Tota pulchra es: ‘Now Nicolaes Craen (a man, in truth, of outstanding natural qualities), has seemed to me, in his motet Tota pulchra es, to have very successfully ignored the practices of the old musicians: and we shall be able to learn from this how laudably he has moved beyond even the ancient laws.’ For Luscinius, Craen’s ability lay in his method and skill in ‘composing harmonies’, providing a model to be followed by all aspiring composers of his day.

from notes by Andrew Kirkman © 2001

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67183 track 3
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-18303
Duration
8'32
Recording date
12 January 2000
Recording venue
St Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Josquin: Josquin and his contemporaries (CDA67183)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: September 2001
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