Vinders: Missa Myns liefkens bruyn ooghen & Missa Fors seulement (2CDs)
The Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Andrew Lawrence-King (harp & psaltery)
David Skinner (director)
Jheronimus Vinders (fl.1525/6) is best known for the oft-recorded lament on the death of Josquin Desprez (d.1521), O mors inevitabilis, which has led many to presume that he was a disciple or even a pupil of the great master.
Now that his surviving works have recently been published in a modern edition, we are better able to place him among his contemporaries. He belongs to a rather small group of Flemish musicians who form the link between the Josquin generation and that of the mid-sixteenth century, featuring composers such as Clemens non Papa and Crecquillon. He boasts a wonderfully imaginative ear with a preference for dark sonorities, and his music often surprises and delights.
This is the first recording devoted to a selection of Vinders’s works along with the polyphonic models that inspired them.