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Magnificat - Rogier: Missae Sex - The Sunday Times


20 November 2011
The Sunday Times
Stephen Pettitt

Philip Cave's vocal group, Magnificat, continue their survey of the music of the short-lived Flemish composer Philippe Rogier with a fine account of two Masses. The Missae Philippus Secundus Rex Hispaniae is performed here with a regal accompaniment of cornets and sackbuts, but the more impressive work is the Missa Inclita Stirps Jesse, a parody of a motet by Jacob Clemens non Papa.
Here, Rogier's closely canonic polyphony is infused with a real sensuality, heard at its ripest in the Agnus Dei. The sound these singers make is exquisite, Cave allowing inner voices to make their point whenever they have a point to be made.
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