Philippe Rogier - Magnificat - Early Music Review

This is a lovely disc, a worthy addition to this group's impressive discography and a fascinating exploration of this neglected Franco-Flemish composer. Before his premature death at the age of 35, Rogier composed some 300 works of which some 50 survive, among them eight masses including the spectacular Missa Philippus II and the present setting, based on a motet by Nicolas Gombert. Magnificat sing the mass, Gombert's motet and other motets by Rogier with the serene confidence which has become the hallmark of their recordings.

Early Music Review
01 November 1999