Thursday, 21 October 2010
A slightly odd promotional video for Capilla Flamenca's new recording of Agricola's Missa In Myne Zyn (see earlier post):-
Alexander Agricola (ca. 1456-1506) was born in Ghent and was not only a contemporary of Josquin Desprez but also one of the most exciting composers of his period.
Of the eight Masses by Agricola that have survived, the Missa in myne zyn is the most demanding to perform and the most elaborate, making use of every possible technique to include the thematic material of Agricola's own 3-part song In minen sin. The secular pieces recorded here lend themselves particularly well to the techniques of ornamentation and improvisation that the composer himself suggests.
Agricola's writing perfectly suits the one-to-a-part performing style which Capilla Flamenca has championed for years.
Order the cd with this music via Outhere Music