Cappella Pratensis

Cappella Pratensis: Apostola apostolorum - The Den Bosch Choirbooks vol. 3 (SACD)

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Cappella Pratensis

Cappella Pratensis: Apostola apostolorum - The Den Bosch Choirbooks vol. 3 (SACD)

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Apostola apostolorum – The Den Bosch Choirbooks vol. 3

Cappella Pratensis

Challenge Classics / HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue CC72879



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About the Album

The Den Bosch Choirbooks

At the dawn of the Renaissance the southern Dutch city of ’s-Hertogenbosch, with its abundance of churches and monasteries, was also referred to as “Little Rome”. Central to this religious scene was the Brotherhood of Our Illustrious Lady (Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap), founded in 1318. This devotional organization, which counted among its members the famous painter Hieronymus Bosch, invested considerably in recruiting and employing the best singers and organists for its chapel, which performed a wide variety of polyphonic music. No fewer than nine choirbooks with this repertoire are still preserved by the confraternity, including three manuscripts from the Alamire workshop, which was renowned for creating luxurious music manuscripts for courts all over Europe. These books of polyphony are complemented by a variety plainchant sources, often reflecting local practices.

After centuries of silence, this magnificent collection is finally sounding once again. With the five-year project The Den Bosch Choirbooks (2020-24),
Cappella Pratensis, itself based in ’s-Hertogenbosch, is giving these manuscripts the attention they deserve. The project includes numerous concerts, workshops, publications, lectures and a series of five CDs. It also aims to bring these precious sources to a wider audience through digitization and the production of hand- crafted facsimiles, in close collaboration with the Alamire Foundation, International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low Countries (University 
of Leuven).

Stratton Bull and Peter de Laurentiis


Album tracks

[1] Introitus 
Gaudeamus omnes

NICOLAS CHAMPION (c. 1475-1533) Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena

  1. [2]  Kyrie

  2. [3]  Gloria

PLAINCHANT - GOTTSCHALK OF AACHEN (fl. 1071-98) [4] Sequentia Laus tibi Christe

Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena [5] 


NICOLAS CHAMPION/PIERRE DE LA RUE (c. 1452-1518) Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
Sanctus with Elevation motet O salutaris hostia

PLAINCHANT [8] Pater noster

Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena [9] 
Agnus Dei

[10] Communio 
Diffusa est gratia [11] Invitatorium Deus in adiutorium

[12] Antiphon 
Mundi fastum abdicavit Ps. 112 Laudate pueri [13] Antiphon Quando Martha satagebat Ps. 109 Dixit Dominus [14] Hymnus Sydus solare
[15] Antiphon Fidelis sermo - Magnificat

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