Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Never Before Heard in North America

That much-talked-about Requiem Mass by Joan Brudieu (ca.1520-1591) is now online in full. Listen for the heartbeat underneath the polyphonic structure on top, beautifully crafted by the choir under the direction of Wilko Brouwers. The same Mass has Dies Irae sung in octave alternation. Much more here. In fact, it is an entire evening of thrilling listening.

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