Stabat Mater (Si placet pars)


  • Recorded: 15th July 2018
  • Record Place: The refectory of the Cistercien Monastery in Osek
  • First Release: 2019
  • (P) 2019 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Vocal

Artists

  • music by: Josquin Desprez
  • original lyrics by: Sacred Lyrics
  • conductor: Vojtěch Semerád
  • musical group: Cappella Mariana

Album

Cappella Mariana, Vojtěch Semerád

Praga Rosa Bohemiae - Music in Renaissance Prague

Catalogue Number: SU 4273-2
Published: 30th August 2019
Genre: Vocal
Format: 1 CD
Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz (1392-after 1452) - Presulem ephebeatum. Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517) - Missa Presulem ephebeatum*. Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505) - Largire nunc mitissime*. Johannes Tourout (ca 1450-1480) - Recordare virgo*. Josquin Des Prez (1450/55-1521) - Stabat Mater (Si placet pars)*. Lupus Hellinck (1493/94-1541) - In te Domine speravi*. Pierre de Bonhomme (ca 1555-1617) - Praecinite Domino*. Jacobus Regnart (1540/45-1599) - Defunctum charites Vaetem*. Kryštof Harant (1564-1621) - Qui confidunt. Jan Sixt of Lerchenfels (ca 1550-1629) - Te Deum*

*world premiere recording

Cappella Mariana: Hana Blažíková, Barbora Kabátková - soprano, Daniela Čermáková - alto, Vojtěch Semerád, Tomáš Lajtkep, Ondřej Holub, Tore Denys - tenor, Martin Schicketanz - baritone, Jaromír Nosek - bass, Pablo Kornfeld - organ. Artistic director: Vojtěch Semerád

Two centuries after the prosperous era of Charles IV, Prague enjoyed its second Golden Age, under the reign of the art-loving Emperor and King Rudolf II, as it became a busy cultural centre, attracting artists from all over Europe. Like in a melting pot, a variety of musical styles mingled together in the city: the Franco-Flemish polyphony, represented by the world's most accomplished composer at the time, as well as the vigorous tradition of literary brotherhoods with the archaic polyphonic repertoire of the previous generations. The focal point of the album is the recently rediscovered Prague manuscript of polyphonic masses, with the fabulously survived Missa Presulem ephebeatum by Heinrich Isaac, one of the most significant masters of the Franco-Flemish polyphonic style. Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz's Presulem ephebeatum, whose thematic material inspired Isaac, attests to his mass being connected with Bohemia and Prague. The album contains a number of other extraordinary pieces, including Josquin Des Prez's celebrated Stabat Mater, with the added sixth voice, which has been uniquely preserved in this form in Bohemia. Cappella Mariana, made up of stellar early music singers (Hana Blažíková, Barbora Kabátková, etc.), have performed Renaissance polyphony to great acclaim at Europe's most prestigious concert venues and festivals.

Vocal polyphony of Renaissance Prague in the perfect harmony of the Cappella Mariana voices

Reviews

“Works by Josquin and Obrecht are among the gems in this excellent collection. Crisp, one-to-a-part performances benefit from majestic recorded sound.”
BBC Music Magazine, December 2019

Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz
1.
Presulem ephebeatum 03:27
Heinrich Isaac
Missa Presulem ephebeatum
2.
Kyrie 01:09
3.
Gloria 03:27
Johannes Tourout
4.
Recordare, Virgo Mater 04:08
Heinrich Isaac
Missa Presulem ephebeatum
5.
Credo 05:22
Jacob Obrecht
6.
Largire nunc mitissime 01:30
Heinrich Isaac
Missa Presulem ephebeatum
7.
Sanctus 04:58
8.
Agnus Dei 02:54
Josquin Desprez
9.
Stabat Mater (Si placet pars) 07:28
Lupus Hellinck
10.
In te, Domine, speravi 06:25
Jacobus Regnart
11.
Defunctum charites Vaetem 04:57
Pierre de Bonhomme
12.
Praecinite Domino 02:53
Kryštof Harant
13.
Qui confidunt 03:17
Jan Sixt de Lerchenfels
14.
Te Deum 10:52