Graindelavoix & Björn Schmelzer - Music for an Antwerp Church (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:22:49 | 190 MB
Label: Glossa | Release Year: 2017
A new recording of Machaut’s ‘Messe de Nostre Dame’ from Björn Schmelzer and Graindelavoix, one of Glossa s long-standing artistic family members. Following a trio of discs devoted to music in the spirit of the medieval master draughtsman Villard de Honnecourt, the Antwerp-based ensemble has now turned to the first known composer of an integral mass cycle: Guillaume de Machaut, who was a canon at Reims Cathedral in the 14th century. The work, described as a medieval monstre sacré, is performed by an all-male ensemble from Graindelavoix featuring both sharp high tenors and very low basses.