Jean Mouton deserves more recognition, and in this new recording Peter Phillips puts forward a very strong case.
The beauty of the mass belies its cleverness in dissecting and reusing each line of Compère’s original chanson yet despite such intricate mechanisms Mouton’s music is as warm and intimate as the performance. The Tallis Scholars sound wonderfully rich in this ‘men’s voice’ scoring and the Agnus Dei II for three basses is particularly spectacular.
The Tallis Scholars / Peter Phillips
Gimell: CDGIM 047
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