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    Inter natos mulierum a well known antiphon for St John which is used in the Tenor of the larger polyphonic work Performed at St Mary s Guildhall Coventry by The Binchois Consort under Andrew Kirkman Performing edition by Philip Weller Walter Frye Missa Nobilis et pulchra Sanctus The Sanctus of Walter Frye s beautiful Nobilis et pulchra mass written in honour of St Katherine of Alexandria St Katherine was one of the dedicatory patron saints of the famous Coventry religious guilds Performed at St Mary s Guildhall Coventry by The Binchois Consort under Andrew Kirkman Performing edition by Philip Weller Anonymous Missa Caput Agnus Dei The iconic anonymous English Caput Mass once thought to be by Du Fay one of the great and most influential English pieces of the first half of the fifteenth century Performed at St Mary s Guildhall Coventry by The Binchois Consort under Andrew Kirkman Performing edition by Philip Weller based on editions by Gareth Curtis and Reinhard Strohm Anna mater matris Christi John Plummer John Plummer s motet Anna mater matris Christi for four voices A beautiful lyrical motet in honour of St Anne mother of the Virgin Mary Performed at St Mary s Guildhall Coventry by The Binchois Consort under Andrew Kirkman Performance edition by Philip Weller Anonymous Missa Thomas cesus Gloria The Gloria of the anonymous Thomas cesus mass from an Italian manuscript San Pietro B80 This is a mass for the feast of St Thomas Becket which takes a section of the plainchant Mundi florem the seventh responsory for Matins for that feast in the Sarum Rite as its cantus firmus In this performance the chant is performed in its entirety before the mass movement Performed at St Mary s Guildhall Coventry by The Binchois Consort under Andrew Kirkman Edition by James

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  • About Us | The Binchois Consort
    Switzerland as well as to Israel Russia Canada Australia Japan and most states of the USA Steven Harrold Tenor Steven has sung regularly with many vocal groups including The Tallis Scholars The Cardinall s Musick The Sixteen and the Gabrieli Consort but is perhaps best known for his sixteen years in The Hilliard Ensemble who have recently retired With them he gained extensive experience in contemporary music and performed pieces written for the group by Arvo Pärt James Macmillan Wolfgang Rihm Heinz Holliger Erki Sven Tüür Alexander Raskatov Gavin Bryars and many more Steven is passionate about both early and contemporary music and enjoys combining the two in concert Steven is married to oboist Rachel Harwood White He is a keen walker and an obsessive follower of sport of all kinds Nick Madden Tenor Originally from New Zealand Nick moved to England in 2005 to take up a Lay Clerkship at Ely Cathedral before moving on to St George s Chapel Windsor Castle in 2007 In addition to singing at daily services and regular appearances in front of the Royal Family at private and state occasions Nick has toured widely around the UK Europe US and Asia with a variety of eminent chamber choirs and early music groups He regularly appears as a member and soloist with professional ensembles including Tenebrae the Gabrieli Consort The King s Consort The Tallis Scholars The Sixteen Gallicantus The Binchois Consort Alamire Polyphony the BBC Singers and the Dutch Radio Choir He has also worked as a soloist for a variety of chamber choirs and choral societies around London and the Home Counties appearing in Bach s Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio Rossini s Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater Handel s Messiah Mendelssohn s Elijah Verdi s Requiem and for Sir Colin Davis in Bach s St Matthew Passion Nick is a founding member of close harmony group The Queen s Six based at Windsor Dominic Bland Tenor Dominic Studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and drama where he studied under Phillip Lloyd Evans After this he spent a year as a Choral Scholar at Wells Cathedral where he was soloist on the Hyperion recording of music by James Macmillan He is now a Lay clerk at St George s Chapel Windsor Castle Alongside being a Lay clerk Dominic is a freelance singer and has worked with many groups in the UK including Tenebrae Philharmonia Voices London Voices and the Binchois Consort In addition he is a member of The Queen s Six Jimmy Holliday Bass Jimmy Holliday was born in Birmingham and sang as a chorister at Lichfield Cathedral He was a Lay Clerk at Winchester Cathedral for five years before moving to London in 2006 to study at the RCM s International Opera School from which he graduated with distinction He followed the RCM with a year s study at The National Opera Studio London and was an Independent Opera Vocal Scholar from 2011 2013 Jimmy is in extremely high

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  • Programmes & Projects | The Binchois Consort
    reattribution to Josquin of pieces by other composers Yet if some of the pieces bearing Josquin s name in these late sources look unlikely to say the least others more plausibly ascribed to lesser known masters elsewhere sound stylistically very close to bona fide music by the great man himself This programme gives you the chance to judge for yourself pieces solidly ascribed to Josquin are set against others that though widely assumed to be by him in the sixteenth century are now more plausibly assigned to others Along with these pieces are others that are ascribed unambiguously to composers who though less celebrated than Josquin both now and in the early sixteenth century were capable nonetheless of rising on at least on these occasions to heights comparable with those scaled by their better known contemporary Besides forming a diverse and very appealing programme with some truly stunning music this group of pieces makes for fascinating contrasts of style Glorious Companion Music for St Anthony of Padua by Guillaume Dufay six voices and director St Anthony of Padua held a very particular significance in the devotions of Guillaume Dufay The single holy relic in his possession was a piece of the Saint s belt listed among the jewels in the account of the executors of his will But the main expression of his veneration was undoubtedly the Mass which he composed in St Anthony s honour This Mass of breathtaking beauty was a deeply personal expression Dufay s will specifies that it was to be performed every year on St Anthony s feast day in front of his own funeral monument in Cambrai Cathedral Our program places Dufay s great personal musical statement alongside a motet also intended for annual performance in St Anthony s honour Music for St Anthony Abbot and other Works by Guillaume Dufay six voices and director When David Fallows identified a Mass in the Trent codices as Dufay s Mass for St Anthony of Padua one of the great mysteries of fifteenth century music was solved and on hearing this great piece no one could be surprised that this was the Mass Dufay had chosen to be performed for his soul in perpetuity But in solving one mystery another one was born It was known from Dufay s will that he had written Masses for both St Anthony of Padua and St Anthony Abbot if this Mass formerly thought to be that for the latter saint was actually the Mass for the former what had become of the Mass for St Anthony Abbot As it happened a Mass for St Anthony Abbot did survive also in the Trent codices and attention turned to this piece While not everyone agreed that this was the Dufay Mass about ten years ago Alejandro Planchart produced evidence that this must indeed be the lost work itself The Mass itself only seems to confirm the evidence this is a piece of stunning beauty peppered with classic Dufay musical figures and

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  • Reviews | The Binchois Consort
    very significant Masses and some important ancillary works as well And this is certainly a very fine disc The music is always allowed to flow it is easy for this repertory to sound static especially the discant style works but here in the Anonymous Frye Missa Sine nomine the singers achieve a lovely feeling of movement In the more mentally challenging Busnois pieces we as listeners are given some idea of the originality of the writing while still feeling that the performers know their way around the music There is some fantastically agile singing here one only has to listen to the tenor singing in Regina coeli II where the range is almost as high as that of the uppermost alto voice or to hear the ensemble work in the motet Incomprehensibilia firme to appreciate the quality of this performance One of the benefits of academically informed recordings is that one gets to hear music that one might not ever otherwise encounter The Brussels manuscript provides a good core of works but it is also good to hear the double texted motets on this disc included because they have been attributed by modern scholars to Busnois Both are wonderful works and if the first does not sound very much like Busnois it is nonetheless a gorgeous piece and one that I am very glad to have heard Another benefit of scholarly recordings is that one can expect well written and enlightening insert notes and this booklet is no exception with seven pages of notes packed with information next stop disc notes with bibliographies Another first rate disc then from Andrew Kirkman this is a must for the early music audience Alison Bullock International Record Review December 2000 GUILLAUME DUFAY c1400 1474 Music for St James the Greater The Binchois Consort s second recording of early works by Dufay is even better than the first The highlight of the disc is another of Dufay s pioneering Mass cycles the for St James the Greater The Binchois Consort gives a totally convincing performance of its disparate sections which include the polyphonic settings of the Propers preserved unusually for the period in one of the sources for the Mass The accuracy in intonation both in pitch and unanimity of vowel sound makes for a harmonic enriched vibrancy well captured on the closely miked recording by Hyperion and the refined balancing of the four voice parts AATT brings out Dufay s inventive often experimental vocal writing to the full As David Fallows pointed out the tempos seem just right nothing feels rushed even where the flow of notes and rate of harmonic change one of the distinctive features of Dufay s music are rapid And there is space for expressive singing in response to the text not only at the more obvious moments such as ex virgine Maria in the Credo which elicits some strikingly sustained singing but also more unexpectedly in for example the Amen of that section The St James motets included on the CD offer further contrast to the range of styles encountered in the Mass For whatever occasions these works were originally composed those present must have been struck by their originality and if they were performed with anything like the richness of sonority and verve of The Binchois Consort by the sheer technical bravura of a composer still at the start of his career So utterly compelling is this recording that I can imagine it acquiring cult status even without the saxophone it is certainly an eminently worthy winner Tess Knighton Gramophone Awards 1999 in the Early Music category Obviously pride of place goes to Dufay s Missa Sancti Jacobi and other early works superbly performed by the Binchois Consort under Andrew Kirkman all reviewers agreed that it sets new standards in the lucid presentation of this music and the Mass itself hitherto available only on a very old if excellent recording has a place in any collection of the key music of the fifteenth century David Fallows Critics Choice December 1998 This is Dufay as I have always wanted to hear him In what is only their second CD the first was on Hyperion 6 96 The Binchois Consort show absolute mastery of Dufay s difficult early style with immaculate balance wonderfully free phrasing and crystalline clarity Moreover in the Missa S jacobi Andrew Kirkman shows an uncanny ability to set the perfect tempo every time so that the music emerges with its full force The Missa S Jacobi is and odd but supremely important work It is one of two early Dufay Mass cycles that have rarely been recorded partly because they are less obviously part of a grand tradition than his later four voice cantus firmus Masses And this one is particularly difficult because its many different textures and styles present a severe challenge if it is not to seem fragmented and incoherent Here it stands as a glorious masterpiece its nine movements spanning over 40 minutes with the various styles acting as necessary contrast and culminating in the famous Communion that Heinrich Besseler many years ago argued was the earliest example of fauxbourdon writing Strangely two of the motets work less well both the earlier Rite majorem and the later Balsamus seem to go to fast for the details to have their full effect perhaps because they are so strikingly different in style from the other works performed here And it seems a touch perverse to use the now fashionable old French pronunciation of Latin particularly in a motet composed for a papal ceremony even if the original singers would have been Franco Flemish In all his early motets the text seems centrally important and this kind of pronunciation loses too many consonants But the Italian texted Apostolo glorioso is again quite superb as is the Gloria and Credo pair Briefly then this is as close to a perfect Dufay CD as I have heard David Fallows Choral and song review Gramophone July 1998 ANTOINE

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    Quick View Quick View Music for St James the Greater Guillaume Dufay 5 99 Add to Wishlist Product added Browse Wishlist The product is already in the wishlist Browse Wishlist Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View A Marriage of England and Burgundy 7 99 Add to Wishlist Product added Browse Wishlist The product is already in the wishlist Browse Wishlist Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Josquin and his contemporaries Josquin Des Prez 7 99 Add to Wishlist Product added Browse Wishlist The product is already in the wishlist Browse Wishlist Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Busnois Missa L homme armé Domarto Missa Spiritus almus 5 99 Add to Wishlist Product added Browse Wishlist The product is already in the wishlist Browse Wishlist Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Missa Puisque je vis other works Guillaume Dufay 6 49 Add to Wishlist Product added Browse Wishlist The product is already in the wishlist Browse Wishlist Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Mass for St Anthony Abbot 7 99 Add to Wishlist Product added Browse Wishlist The product is already in the wishlist Browse Wishlist Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Dufay and the Court of Savoy 7 99 Add to Wishlist Product added Browse Wishlist The product is already in the wishlist Browse Wishlist Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View Quick View About us Founded by its conductor Andrew Kirkman in

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  • Scholarship | The Binchois Consort
    it in depth has written a short essay for us here About us Founded by its conductor Andrew Kirkman in 1995 The Binchois Consort has performed widely in Europe and the United States and has recorded nine discs on Hyperion Records to stunning critical acclaim Its recordings have won numerous music industry awards including Recording of the Month and Early Music Disc of the Year in Gramophone magazine Diaposon d

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  • Contact Information | The Binchois Consort
    research centres on sacred music of the fifteenth century and he has published and lectured widely on English and Continental Music of the period including the music of Du Fay Binchois Ockeghem and Josquin He is also very active as a conductor of vocal and instrumental ensembles In addition to the Binchois Consort with which he has recorded nine CDs on the Hyperion label he was for more than 10 years director of the Rutgers University Collegium Musicum While at Rutgers he also founded and directed the period instrument orchestra Musica Raritana which broadcast regularly on WWFM The Classical Network and recorded with fortepianist Christoph Hammer a forthcoming disc of music by the teenage Mendelssohn forthcoming In addition he recently with American pianist Clipper Erickson made the world premiere recordings of Cyril Scott s Violin Sonata No 1 original version and Violin Sonata No 4 About us Founded by its conductor Andrew Kirkman in 1995 The Binchois Consort has performed widely in Europe and the United States and has recorded nine discs on Hyperion Records to stunning critical acclaim Its recordings have won numerous music industry awards including Recording of the Month and Early Music Disc of the Year in

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  • William Cornysh — Ave Maria mater Dei | The Binchois Consort
    Performing edition by Philip Weller Category other videos About us Founded by its conductor Andrew Kirkman in 1995 The Binchois Consort has performed widely in Europe and the United States and has recorded nine discs on Hyperion Records to stunning critical acclaim Its recordings have won numerous music industry awards including Recording of the Month and Early Music Disc of the Year in Gramophone magazine Diaposon d or in Diapason

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