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12 Unicats in the Leuven Chansonnier


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Based on the first complete edition of the Leuven Chansonnnier, discovered in 2014, "renaissance.resampled" presents the first recordings of the 12 unique pieces of music collection from the Renaissance. While numerous compositions by the chansonnier are copies or variants of well-known works by important composers of the Renaissance, 12 Pieces have never been passed down anywhere else before. .

The collection, gathered around 1470 in aristocratic circles on the Loire, documents the secular musical tastes of his time. "renaissance.resampled" has recorded up to 6 different instrumentations for each piece of the 12 unknown renaissance compositions.


Three Masses by Antoine Brumel (1469-1512)


The recordings of three Masses by Antoine Brumel

The recordings present three masses by Antoine Brumel (1460-1512) in two different line-ups. Historical images of Renaissance singers, but also a very transparent sound, make a solo interpretation appear very plausible. However, it is known from Brumel's own activity as choirmaster at Notre Dame / Paris that larger numbers of choir singers were kept available there than are necessary for small ensembles. Large occupations also seem to have occurred in the important churches. renaissance.resampled therefore realizes the works both as soloists and as choirs. Since masses as church music were not performed by mixed choirs, sopranos and alto voices in the recordings presented here are male children's choirs or male falsetto voices in alto soloists.

The Missa de dringhs is a "parody mass, which is compositionally based on the secular Chanson "Tous les regretz". A compelling explanation of the name "de Dringhs" is not known. Nor does it refer to the underlying chanson.

The Missa de Martiribus was only recently discovered in a library in Brno and edited for the first time by the Goldberg Foundation.

The Missa Sex vocum also comes from the recently developed source of a library in Brno, edited by the Goldberg Foundation. Among Brumel's masses, which are usually four-part, the Missa Sex vocum with its additional two parts more appears to be particularly sonorous.

First complete recording of the Codex "Bologna Q18"

The Source includes


polyphonic pieces

44 of them created by


well known mostly Franco-Flemish renaissance Composer

up to


Instrumentation variants for each Piece



mp3's with ten hours Duration

in Q18 presented Composer

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