Discography: (UK) Capilla Cayrasco CD: Sacred Music by Ockeghem & Josquin (Recording April 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2016

"Capilla Cayrasco and its artistic director Eligio Luis Quinteiro are planning to record their first CD for Barn Cottage Records, dedicated to sacred music by Johannes Ockeghem & Josquin Desprez, in London in April 2016. We will be recording some of the most beautiful polyphonic works by these two important Renaissance Flemish composers, using a chamber choir of twelve voices. All the members of Capilla Cayrasco are professional singers, specialised in consort / a cappella singing, active with various other early music groups in the UK. ...

Interestingly, Capilla Cayrasco's recording will include the captivating motets Alma Redemptoris Mater (for 4 voices) by Ockeghem and Inviolata, integra et casta (for 12 voices) by Josquin, performed with the singers, one rebec & one viol - an unusual but colourful combination suggested by contemporary treatiser Johannes Tinctoris for the performance of sacred music. For the recording, we will be using historical Latin pronunciation.

We have prepared fresh new editions of all the music, taking special care of the musica ficta and the text underlay, so often neglected in music of this period.

The funding will help us to pay for the hire of the church, where the recording is taking place, and for the recording engineer's fees."

Visit the Capilla Cayrasco Kickstarter page for more information on how you could help them fund this worthwhile project.

Visit the Capilla Cayrasco website for more information of the group and any upcoming concerts/events.