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L'homme arme melody

Catherine Bott talks to Edward Wickham, director of the vocal ensemble The Clerks, about the tradition and use of the L'homme arme melody in many 15th and 16th-century mass settings. They discuss the history and career of this tune, why it was so popular and the various composers who might have been the first to employ this melody.

Music in the programme includes movements of mass settings by Busnois, Regis, Palestrina and the six-part setting by Josquin.

Anon chanson: L'homme arme
The Tallis Scholars
Gimell CDGIM 019
track 1

Robert Morton: Il sera pour vous/L'homme arme
The Clerks/Edward Wickham
ASV CDGAU 204
track 1

Dufay: Kyrie (from setting of Missa L'homme arme)
The Hilliard Ensemble
EMI CDC 7476282
track 1

Ockeghem: Gloria (from setting of Missa L'homme arme)
The Clerks/Edward Wickham
ASV CDGAU 204
track 3

Regis: Credo (from setting of Missa L'homme arme)
The Clerks/Edward Wickham
Musique en Wallonie MEW 0848-0849
CD 2 track 4

Busnois: Sanctus (from setting of Missa L'homme arme)
The Binchois Consort
Hyperion CDA 67319
track 4

Morales: Benedictus (from setting of Missa L'homme arme)
Chapelle du Roi/Alastair Dixon
Signum SIGCD 019
track 9

Josquin: Agnus Dei from Missa L'homme arme sexti toni (6 part)
A Sei Voci/Bernard Fabre-Garrus
Astree Naive E8809
track 6

Gabriel Jackson: The armed man
The Clerks/Edward Wickham
(from CD due for future release)

Palestrina: Agnus Dei from Missa L'homme arme
Pro Cantione Antiqua/Mark Brown
Allegro PCD1111
track 21.

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