Richafort Requiem CD released Monday, 30th July 2012!
We are thrilled to announce the release of our seventh disc with Hyperion Records! This time we explore the world of Josquin Des Prez and his legacy, with a focus on the mesmeric and beautiful six voice "Requiem" mass by Jean Richafort (c1480 - after 1547) - recorded here for the first time with one male voice per part. This Missa pro defunctis is an extraordinary construction with the composer quoting both from Josquin's "Nymphes, nappés" and "Faulte d'argent" in an impressive homage to the revered master. We also include a number of laments on Josquin's death, together with his monumental motet "Miserere mei, Deus".
We would like to thank: Deutschlandfunk for helping to make this recording possible, and also Hyperion Records for their continuing support for and belief in this wonderful repertoire.
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