Just in time for their Fall 2012 U.S. Concert Tour, Gloriæ Dei Cantores released Sacred Songs of France. The first disc in this three-volume French choral pilgrimage takes listeners from the earliest days of organum in the Middle Ages, through to the delights of seventeenth-century polyphony. Sample the musical genius and spiritual art of celebrated composers such as Josquin des Prez, and their lesser-known compatriots such as Dulot, Goudimel, and Mouton. Scholars will appreciate this disc for the generous survey it provides; choral fans will love the grace, beauty, and clarity of this early music.
“Truly golden sound and beautifully nuanced singing.”
—American Record Guide