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Missa L'homme Arme

by The Suspicious Cheese Lords

Renaissance choral music, a world premiere recording of the sacred music of Swiss composer Ludwig Senfl (1486-1543).
Genre: Classical: Early Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Te Deum
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17:59 $0.99
2. Miserere mei Deus
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13:23 $0.99
3. Virgo prudentissima/Fortuna desperata
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2:27 $0.99
4. Quid vitam sine te
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10:04 $0.99
5. L'homme arme
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0:37 $0.99
6. Missa L'homme arme - Kyrie
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4:06 $0.99
7. Missa L'homme arme - Gloria
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5:17 $0.99
8. Missa L'homme arme - Credo
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8:07 $0.99
9. Missa L'homme arme - Sanctus
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4:52 $0.99
10. Missa L'homme arme - Agnus Dei
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4:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Missa L'homme Arme: Sacred Music of Ludwig Senfl is the Cheese Lords' second CD, and a world premeire recording of the music of Ludwig Senfl (1486-1543). Senfl was born in Basel, Switzerland around 1486. At an early age he joined the court chapel of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilain I, as a choirboy. In Maximilian's chapel, Senfl met and studied with the court composer Henrich Isaac, and after a brief time away from the chapel, returned as an adult singer and Isaac's principle assistant. After Maximilan's death in 1519, his chapel was disbanded and Senfl's history is less clear. Eventually, he joined the chapel of Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria, where he remained until his death in 1542 or 1543. Senfl was a prolific composer with an output of over 100 mass settings, 50 vespers settings, and over 100 sacred motets. The vast majority of Senfl's music is unrecorded. The Cheese Lords are proud to present this selection of Senfl's sacred work, featuring a mass based on the popular French tune L'homme arme.

**** (four stars) “stunning selections…the Lords have set a new standard for sacred choral music.”
-Michael Lohr reviewing Missa L’homme Arme: Sacred Music of Ludwig Senfl in Renaissance Magazine, Vol. 13, #1, Issue #59



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Toni Sweet

Our pastor really has enjoyed the CD and is happy that we purchased it for him.
Thank you!

Joseph Firth

Have really enjoyed listening to this recording, thanks, & the singing quality is of a high standard throughout.

Art Leonard

Cheese Lords score a second hit!
A second hit from Suspicious Cheese Lords. A whole disc of previously unrecorded Senfl, including a mass and some wonderful motets, brilliantly performed in a sonorous church acoustic. Rivals their first recording -- of music by Carpentras - in rarity of repertory and enthusiasm of performance. Great group!


A new L'homme arme Mass joins the repertoire
The release of a different version of a Mass based on the L'homme arme tune is always an event. Very little of Senfl's sacred music appears on CD, so this is an important release. There is a good variety of works to show the composer in different moods. These are very substantial pieces with the very convincing reconstruction of the Te Deum (altus part reconstructed by Michael Donaldson). In all, this is a generous and well-chosen selection of sacred works which will add to Senfl's reputation. The Mass is the superb and beautifully sung with sensitivity to the text.