Pierre De La Rue: Requiem, With Diabolus in Musica Conducted By Antoine Guerber
The first six-voice polyphonic requiem in the history of music.
This Requiem represents the compositional mastery of Pierre de La Rue. In this pivotal period between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance at the end of the 15th century, musical mourning took on an almost theatrical character, which inspired the desire for emotive and polyphonic voices. Like Ockeghem, Pierre de La Rue's Requiem uses the Gregorian melody and pushes the very edges of men’s registers. The intention of the composer of the Habsburg-Burgundy court was to impose solemnity, or at least to give the impression of music from beyond the grave, rising from the dead…
- Antoine GuerberChoirmaster
- Diabolus in MusicaVocal ensemble