Friday, February 18, 2011

The Many Wonders of Antoine Brumel

Work continues on preparing the repertoire for the Sacred Music Colloquium this summer, and one of the composers who will contribute music is Antoine Brumel (1460-1512), one of many pre-Reformation composers of polyphony who are being rediscovered in our time. Ever since I first heard his "Missa Et ecce terrae motus," I've been enraptured by his style. Here is the Gloria from that Mass, as sung by the Tallis Scholars.