Antoine Brumel: Earthquake Mass

Graindelavoix; Bjorn Schmelzer; Manuel Mota

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Format: CD

Cat No: GCDP32118

Release Date:  08 March 2024

Label:  Glossa

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8424562321182

Genres:  Classical  Choral  

  • Description

    Following on from their successful last recording, Josquin the Undead (GCDP32117) this new recording of Antione Brumel's Earthquake Mass is a welcome addition.

    Graindelavoix is an Antwerp-based music and art ensemble founded in 1999. Helmed by founder-director Bjorn Schmelzer, it is committed to offering a contemporary and critical interpretation of mainly historical, vocal repertoires.

    It would be difficult to find a composition that resembles the twelve-part mass Et ecce terrae motus by Antoine Brumel (ca.1460-ca.1513). The almost continuous scoring with twelve voices and its musical effect give the work a unique position in Renaissance music. Brumel made a name for himself in the European music world of the 16th century with this unique experiment.

    Bjorn Schmelzer and Graindelavoix present here a recording whose artistic uncompromisingness really does have the effect of an earthquake.

    "an immersive experience of near-Stockhausenesque scope, largely successful on its own terms, with superlative playing and deft transitions between the Mass and the new materials." – Gramophone

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Manuel Mota: Il Culto delle Pietre
      • 2. Antoine Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus - Kyrie
      • 3. Gloria
      • 4. Manuel Mota: Kleist
      • 5. Antoine Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus - Credo
      • 6. Manuel Mota: On the Natural History of Destruction
      • 7. Antoine Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus - Sanctus
      • 8. Antoine Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus - Benedictus
      • 9. Manuel Mota: The Parasite
      • 10. Antoine Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus - Agnus Dei