[ Hyperion / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 26 June 2020
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However cultivated the European centres of Habsburg imperial power may have been, few could regularly have boasted musicians of the calibre of Cinquecento. Their ongoing exploration of Franco-Flemish repertoire from the sixteenth century uncovers major works by Johannes de Cleve and Jacobus Vaet.
"In Timete Dominum and Credo quod redemptor, technical fluency is matched with accents of real poignancy...As one has come to expect, Cinquecento's singers render these touches admirably, while intricate textures are delivered with exemplary clarity. While the album's tenor is undeniably solemn, their sonority, soft and intimate yet full, gives real pleasure. Of all their recordings devoted to 'minor masters', this strikes me as one of the finest" Gramophone Editor's Choice August 2020
Carole qui veniens
Missa Rex Babylonis
Es wel uns Gott genedig sein
Credo quod redemptor
Carole cui nomen