Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410-1497) stands as perhaps the greatest of
the Franco-Flemish composers of the 15th century. Digitally recorded
in 1992, this disc presents a world-premiere release of his two
surviving 3-voice masses; they are presumably early works by the
composer and are among his most masterful creations.
Liner notes excerpt from
by K. N. Moll.
More About This Recording
Though the Missa sine nomine is featured first on this disc, it
was recorded after the Missa quinti toni. I doubled as recording
engineer for this session, and while carefully looking at the volume
levels, I made entries on the take sheet. The first take of the sine
nomine's Kyrie was outstanding. I remember thinking at that instant,
as Ockeghem's spirit was resurrected across the span of five
centuries: "Damn! Ockeghem truly is one of the greatest
composers who ever lived — I have no doubt."
— G. Gold