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listen  1. Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus: Kyrie 7:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  4. Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus: Sanctus & Benedictus14:04Album Only
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listen  7. Brumel: Magnificat secundi toni16:46Album Only

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  • Performer: Antoine Brumel, Peter Phillips, Tallis Scholars
  • Audio CD (July 10, 2001)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Gimell UK
  • ASIN: B00005ATDD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,625 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sator on August 13, 2005
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Thomas Morley wrote in 1597 that only Antoine Brumel (c.1460 - 1515) and Josquin held the secrets to the older canonic techniques of the composers of the Prima Prattica. In an obviously sign of great admiration Orlando Lassus performed the Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' over fifty years after Brumel's death, resulting in a copy of the work that has helped to preserve it for prosterity. This is a monumental work written in no less than 12 parts yet has a tremendous immediacy that gives it wide appeal. During Brumel's lifetime even Ottaviano Petrucci published a book of his masses, and a number of composers wrote pieces honoring him on his death.

Paul van Nevel recorded the World Premier Recording in 1990 that produced such a stir when it appeared that it generated other 'me too' recordings by the likes of the Tallis Scholars and Ensemble Clément Janequin. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Mary Berry writes a rather candid review in Gramophone magazine of the Tallis Scholar's recording that is well worth quoting:

"The Tallis Scholars sing a semitone higher than the written pitch, which is that chosen by the Huelgas Ensemble. Van Nevel cultivates a rich reedy vocal quality and the lower pitch has the advantage of encouraging deeper and darker sonorities; though the sound is more opaque, lacking the clarity of The Tallis Scholars."

Though undoutably transparent, the texual clarity however is somewhat relative due to the dominance of the sopranos in the sound somewhat obscuring that of other voices.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 15, 2004
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--Antoine Brumel--
Brumel, born in 1460, was one of the students of the great composer Josquin des Pres, becoming one of the great Franco-Flemish composers in his own right. He was particularly noted for his liturgical compositions,. He worked at the Cathedrals in Chartres and Laon, and was employed for a time in Notre Dame in Paris. There is evidence he also worked in Geneva, Chambery and Rome, having a rather wandering lifestyle common to musicians and composers of the time. His career highlight was serving as successor of his teacher Josquin in the court of Ferrara for 15 years, until his death in 1520.
--Missa Et ecce terrae motus--
This is a magnificient 12-part mass, the `Earthquake' mass. There are twelve voices employed throughout almost the entire mass, a rarity then or now. It was preserved through the auspices of Orlandus Lassus, who thought highly of the piece. It is hard to describe this mass in terms of polyphony, given the overwhelming number of voices that seemingly run together in non-conventional ways. Phillips describes the effect here as one of `decorating colossal harmonic pillars'. The piece is a bit slow-moving in tempo.
--Lamentations and Magnificat secundi toni--
This setting for the Lamentations is the only surviving one of Brumel's, low and slow harmonic movement that is very sombre, perfect for the darkness that grows throughout the liturgy of Holy Week leading up to Good Friday and Holy Saturday. The second tone Magnificat is very close to the style of the 12-part mass, with chant in the top part. It is an interesting departure from typical compositions of the time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Giordano Bruno on June 24, 2009
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... of one of the greatest musical wonders of all time! I've had this recording since 1992, as well as the competing performances by the Huelgas Ensemble and by Dominique Visse, but I've suffered seismic trepidation whenever I've tried to review it. And then I listened to it today, and felt I had to proclaim its brilliance once and for all.

The Missa Et ecce terrae motus is constructed on a portion of the antiphon for lauds on Easter, which uses the text from the Gospel of Luke that describes how the earth was shaken at the moment of Christ's death. It's obvious that Antoine Brumel (1460-c.1520) intended a musical 'depiction' of an earthquake, and of a sublime moment of eschatological potency. The music is monumental and stately, yet at the same time agitated , with musical motifs scattering like birds above the long-note canonic tenors, an apt portrayal of deep-moving tectonic blocks. This is a true 12-voice composition, not a polychoral work for two or three choruses singing in response to each other. Rather, the voices group in shifting ensembles according to range, the trebles singing as one contrapuntal choir, and altos another, and so forth, and then the six upper voices coalescing as if singing a motet a sei voci, followed by the six lower voices singing a similar passage, and then the passages overlapping each other. There's no way anyone short of a musical prodigy can hear all the complexities of this composition in one listening session... perhaps not even in ten sessions, untill you begin to 'assemble' the piece in your musical memory. Reading through the score would be a major aide, if you can find a copy; that way you'll see just how artfully Brumel has distributed his phrases to create such an unsettling sense of movement.
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