Josquin des Prez: Inviolata

Josquin des Prez: Inviolata

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Jacob Heringman (lute & vihuela)

Two decades following his first album of lute intabulations by the renaissance composer Josquin des Prez (the first album of its kind), celebrated lutenist Jacob Heringman returns to this rich but largely neglected part of the repertoire to present a new recording of intabulations for lute and vihuela.

In celebration of his 500th anniversary, Josquin is once more the composer behind these fascinating and compelling arrangements, and this programme explores further vocal music by this most revered of early music names, including Marian motets and realisations from his Missa de Beata Virgine. As well as employing sources of various sixteenth-century lutenist-composers, Jacob has included several of his own intabulations in this captivating programme.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Jacob Heringman (b.1964)
1. Ave Maria... virgo serena

Hans Gerle (c.1500–1570)
Inviolata, integra et casta es
2. Inviolata, integra et casta es (part I)
3. Nostra ut pura pectora (part II)
4. O benigna (part III)

Alonso Mudarra (c.1510–1580)
Missa de Beata Virgine
5. Kyrie I (glosa)

Jacob Heringman
Missa de Beata Virgine
6. Christe
7. Kyrie II

Enríquez de Valderrábano (fl.1547)
Missa de Beata Virgine
8. Fantasia on Kyrie II

Jacob Heringman
Missa de Beata Virgine
9. Prelude on Mariam coronans

Alonso Mudarra
Missa de Beata Virgine
10. Cum sancto spiritu (glosa)

Hans Neusidler (c.1508/9–1563)
Missa de Beata Virgine
11. Cum sancto spiritu

Jacob Heringman
Salve Regina
12. Salve Regina (part I)
13. Eia ergo, advocata nostra (part II)
14. Et Jesum benedictum (part III)
15. Ut Phoebi radiis/Ut re mi fa sol la

Simon Gintzler (c.1500–after 1547)
Stabat Mater
16. Stabat Mater (part I)
17. Eia Mater (part II)

'The strands of Josquin’s polyphonic web (often submerged in vocal performances) are subtly illuminated by the lute’s silky strings, and Heringman’s clean, precise articulation highlights the details. The soft resonance of the six-course Renaissance lute is offset by the dryer more twangling sound of the vihuela, fittingly used for arrangements by Iberian composers.'

- BBC Music Magazine

'There have been many excellent recordings of lute music in recent years, and Jacob Heringman’s new CD of music by Josquin Des Prez (c.1450/1455-1521) is surely up with the best of them. Josquin’s music is sublime, and is enhanced by Heringman’s unhurried interpretation. There are no foot-tapping dance rhythms, no complex fantasies to amaze with virtuosity. This is sacred music – Marian motets – by arguably the finest composer of his generation, and with it Heringman succeeds in creating a sound world of inner peace and serenity.'
Early Music Review

'The strands of Josquin’s polyphonic web (often submerged in vocal performances) are subtly illuminated by the lute’s silky strings, and Heringman’s clean, precise articulation highlights the details. The soft resonance of the six-course Renaissance lute is offset by the dryer more twangling sound of the vihuela, fittingly used for arrangements by Iberian composers.'
BBC Music Magazine

'[...] a marvellous quietness and spiritual depth alongside flawless technical control [...] a beautifully atmospheric and seriously welcome addition to the catalogue.'
Gramophone

'[...] indisputably a masterpiece [...] His apparently effortless playing allows the lute to sing in the best sense of the word'
Lauteninfo

'How he manages to communicate the text without words is absolutely astonishing. This is a beautiful disc, and I think it unfolds more gems [...] with every listening [...] This is basically Josquin’s music absolutely laid bare; it’s the bones of his music. But there is so much love, and so much polish on it [...] he fills it with warmth and love and light.'
Record Review, BBC Radio 3

'[...] deep knowledge of his instrument and the music of the period [...] elegance and clarity [...] fluid and assured technique'
Lute Society of America Quarterly

'Heringman rises magnificently to the challenge [...] totally convincing [...] something to listen to on a quiet evening as an antidote to these troubled times.'
Lute News

'[...] an intriguing and seductive disc which takes what might be familiar repertoire and casts it in an entirely new light. Heringman makes us consider, when we talk about Josquin's influence in the 16th century we need to remember all those lutenists who were busy creating new versions of the popular material.'
Planet Hugill

'A timely reminder of the power of music in times of trouble for which this elegaic and reflective recording is particularly well-placed.'
andrewbensonwilson.org

Credits
© 2020 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2020 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. Inventa Records INV1004
Producer: Jacob Heringman
Engineer & editor: Anthony Robb
Executive Producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262792957
Cover photograph by Tom Barr
Release date: 30 October 2020