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Josquin Desprez Messes finds two small vocal consorts, Metamorphoses and Biscantor!, joining forces in the fifth of ten discs interpreting Josquin’s Mass settings. There’s much to admire, not least a tranquil, fluent grace that acknowledges the intellectual musical framework without masking its filigree complexity. My particular favourite, Hercules, Dux Ferrarie, is coupled with an intriguingly whimsical hommage by Maurice Bourbon in which he imagines an entirely new Mass around Josquin’s Credo Chascun me crie, weaving a garland of ancient and modern compositional techniques to adorn the master’s memory.

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