'This is a lovely disc, a worthy addition to this group's impressive discography and a fascinating exploration of this neglected Franco-Flemish composer.' Early Music Review
Building A Library - First Choice: 'With only one singer to a part, the vocal texture is rich but clear and the singers bring out the expressive qualities of the music.' BBC Record Review
'This is, if I may be forgiven for employing a quartet of over-used adjectives, a lush, glorious, moving, sublime disc. The acoustic of Douai Abbey as captured by Linn's engineers sounds just gorgeous suffusing the music in a golden warmth while retaining remarkable clarity.' Gramophone
Philippe Rogier was known throughout Europe as the 'Honour, Light and Glory of Flanders'. As a Franco-Flemish composer serving the Spanish throne he wrote music in the closing days of the Renaissance. Missa Ego sum qui sum contains Rogier's mass plus a total of six of his motets, as well as music by Nicolas Gombert, which provided the model for Rogier's mass.
The recording serves up expressive harmonies and sumptuous vocal textures. This recording demonstrates that Rogier should be held as one of the finest composers of the Renaissance.