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Titre : Pierre de La Rue, Missa Ave Maria - Vespera

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« L’écoute de ce CD a de quoi réjouir les mélomanes les plus exigeants : la "Missa Ave Maria" qui en constitue la pièce essentielle est un pur joyau polyphonique, auquel les voix a capella de la Capilla Flamenca rendent tout son éclat, secondées par la remarquable souplesse de l’ensemble Psallentes pour les parties de plain-chant. »
Michel Debrocq, Le Soir, décembre 2006

« This is Capilla Flamenca’s third recording of La Rue, and is no way inferior to its predecessors. The plainsong-based Mass Ave Maria is a reflective, solemn four-voice setting typical of the composer’s elegant shaping of lines, which counterbalances and softens an uncompromising austerity. It’s not a long work by his standards and it’s made shorter by a tendency to rush some of the sections in duple time (my only reservation) ; but its brevity accomodates an impressive recital of Marian antiphon settings. These are a touch more outgoing than the Mass and in themselves warrant the strongest recommandation. Each of the motets is accompanied by the original plainchant, in the manner of a Marian Vespers service ; these plainchants, too, are expressively executed. »
Fabrice Fitch, Gramophone, novembre 2006