Gombert: Credo & other sacred music
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The Flemish composer Nicolas Gombert is believed to have been a pupil of Josquin; his style of composition is equally assured and yet there are elements of significant innovation. As early as 1556 Gombert was regarded as the absolute model of harmonic and imitative writing, and his general avoidance of rests broke much new ground.

This recording of eight works from his prolific output (some 160 motets alone) includes the monumental eight-part Credo and the extended Salve Regina which uses no fewer than seven separate texts in honour of Mary (hence the subtitle, 'different people pray different things').

Gombert is also famous for having been consigned to the galleys of a trireme after being caught violating a choirboy.

CDA66828  69 minutes 25 seconds
‘Hauntingly beautiful music … a most rewarding experience’ (Organists' Review)
‘This is vocal chamber music of a high order—secure in tuning, varied in sonority and elegant in phrasing’ (Early Music)
'Indispensable para un amante de la polifonía renascentista' (CD Compact, Spain)