Regnart, Cinquecento Renaissance Vokal – Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae. Label: Hyperion – CDA67640.
Performers continue to explore the Renaissance choral repertory beyond the canon handed down by German musicology, and here the Viennese vocal sextet Cinquecento (which puts two singers on each of the top two lines of this four-voice music) has brought to light a major find. Jacob Regnart is compared in the booklet material to his sixteenth century contemporary Orlando di Lasso, and in general outlines the comparison holds - Regnart, a Fleming in service of the Habsburg monarchy, had the same kind of international style Lassus did, writing Latin polyphony, German songs, and more.
Songs start at USD . 9. 5. Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae: IV. Sanctus and Benedictus. 6. Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae: V. Agnus Dei. 5:13. Released: 1 Aug 2007. 2007 Hyperion Records Limited.
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Cinquecento, Jacob Regnart.
Jacob Regnart (French: Jacques Regnart; 1540s – 16 October 1599) was a Flemish Renaissance composer. He spent most of his career in Austria and Bohemia, where he wrote both sacred and secular music. Sacrae aliquot cantiones, quas moteta vulgus appellat, 5/6 voices (Munich, 1575). Aliquot cantiones, vulgo motecta appellatae, ex veteri atque novo testamento collectae, 4 voices (Nuremberg, 1577). Regnart: Missa super "Oeniades Nymphae" Cinquecento; Hyperion CDA67640. Regnart: Mariale 1588, Marian Motets for the Innsbruck Court. Weser-Renaissance Bremen, dir. Manfred Cordes CPO 999 507-2 1996.
Jacob Regnart, one of five eminent Flemish musician brothers, spent his working life in the service of the Hapsburgs, in Vienna, Prague and Innsbruck. He was prolific, adaptable and widely published, and the Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae is a beautiful yet concise work, texturally varied. Among the choice selection of motets, the dark-hued Lamentabatur Jacob, the opulently expressive but unsettled Quare tristis es, anima mea? and the spacious Inviolata tell of a gifted composer.
Regnart: Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae (August 2007) was awarded both the ORF Pasticcio Preis and the international CD Compact ‘Renaissance’ Award 2008. The ensemble’s latest release, Philippe De Monte: Missa Ultimi miei sospiri, has been nominated for a Gramophone Award 2008, listed in the Bestenliste of the Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik 2008, and has attracted yet more glowing praise from the international press. 2009 will see the release of Jacobus Vaet: Missa Ego flos campi, a disc dedicated to music by Lassus’ unjustly neglected contemporary.
The centrepiece of this disc is the splendid Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae, an expansive and elaborate setting for six voices. Also included are two state motets and six sacred pieces, which demonstrate the extraordinary musical and emotional range of Regnart’s work. CD Compact 'Renaissance' award, 2008.
I welcomed Cinquecento’s debut recording on Hyperion (3/07) very enthusiastically. Based in Vienna, this all-male ensemble has set itself to exploring music composed for the Habsburg courts in the 16th century. This second instalment is devoted to Jacob Regnart, a composer of whom Lassus thought highly enough to recommend for a post at the Saxon court in 1580. Just as the extent of Habsburg patronage nearly eclipses that of other rulers of the time, so is it difficult to hear much of the repertory written for it without reference to Lassus. Jacob Regnart Composer. Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae. Quare tristis es, anima mea? Jacob Regnart Composer.
|1||Quod Mitis Sapiens Nulli Virtute Secundus||4:29|
|Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae||27:11|
|5||Sanctus And Benedictus||3:32|
|8||Quare Tristis Es, Anima Mea?||3:50|
|12||Stella, Quam Viderant Magi||2:42|
|13||Ut Vigilum Densa Silvam Cingente Corona||3:43|
- Baritone Vocals – Tim Scott Whiteley
- Bass Vocals – Ulfried Staber
- Composed By – Jacob Regnart
- Countertenor Vocals – Jakob Huppmann, Terry Wey
- Edited By – Tim Scott Whiteley
- Engineer – Markus Wallner
- Ensemble – Cinquecento Renaissance Vokal*
- Executive Producer – Nick Flower, Simon Perry
- Liner Notes – Stephen Rice
- Liner Notes [German Translation] – Renate Wendel
- Painting – Giuseppe Arcimboldo
- Photography By – Stefan Schweiger
- Producer [Post-production] – Markus Wallner, Tim Scott Whiteley
- Producer [Recording] – Stephen Rice
- Tenor Vocals – Thomas Künne, Tore Tom Denys
Recorded in Kloster Pernegg, Waldviertel, Austria, on 2-4 February 2007
Front illustration: Fire by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
℗ & © Hyperion Records Ltd, London, MMVII
Made in England
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 34571 17640 6
- Barcode (scanned): 034571176406
- Label Code: LC 7533
- SPARS Code: DDD