Antoine Busnois

"This all-Busnois disc is an early music fan's delight, especially as performed by the four accomplished singers of the Orlando Consort, who convey both the purity of Busnois' music and the many surprises lurking within it."
—Dan Davis,

"...the centrepiece of this carefully designed collection, all of it beautifully sung by the all-male Orlando Consort, is the mass O Crux Lignum."
—Andrew Clements, Guardian Unlimited - March 2005

"The performances are what we have come to expect from the fine singers of the Orlando Consort: warm, vibrant, and precise...The fine performances of the Orlando Consort bring to life Busnois’ exquisite music, which has been underrepresented in recent recordings."
—Deborah Kauffman, Opera Today

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What am I listening to?

You are listening to a commemorative motet, ‘Quis dabit capiti meo aquam’, by the composer, Heinrich Isaac (c1450-1517). Specifically, you will hear the last of the four sections of this beautiful piece, a lament on the death of Lorenzo de’ Medici in April 1492. It is one track from our latest disk, The Florentine Renaissance, produced by Hyperion records (DA68349), a rich and varied selection of secular and sacred music, an aural collage of the vibrant city of Florence in the early Renaissance.