La Vie...La Mort
Motets of life and death by Jean Mouton, Nicolas Gombert and Josquin Des Prez
Saturday 12 June 2010, 3pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Directed by Michael Stewart
The Tudor Consort presents a programme tracing the eternal themes of life, death and resurrection, focussing on the works of two masterful Franco-Flemish composers: Jean Mouton (c. 1459–1522), principal composer to the French King François I, and Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495–c. 1560), one of the most influential composers of his generation. Featured works include Mouton’s miraculous Nesciens mater, an 8 part motet incorporating four different canons seamlessly, and Musae Jovis, Gombert’s moving tribute to his teacher Josquin.
This concert was part of the 2010 Subscription Series.