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Nicholas Ludford: Missa Regnum mundi

Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, Volume 2

Nicholas Ludford (c1490-1557): Missa Regnum mundi
Sarum plainchant · Proper for the Feast of Saint Margaret
Richard Pygott (c1485-1549): Salve regina

Restored by Nick Sandon

The second installment in Blue Heron’s 5-CD series of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks features Nicholas Ludford’s radiant Missa Regnum mundi, sung in a musical context like that of its probable original occasion, a festal mass for St Margaret, with plainchant items from the Proper according to the Use of Salisbury. The disc concludes with Richard Pygott’s extraordinary Salve regina, one of the longest votive antiphons extant and a marvel of rhetorical expression.

This is the world premiere recording of all the music on the disc.

BHCD 1003
Release Date: March 30, 2012

Track Listing

1 Introit: Me expectaverunt peccatores (4:08)
2 Kyrie XII (Conditor) (2:26)
3 Gloria / Missa Regnum mundi - Nicholas Ludford (9:40)
4 Gradual: Specie tua (4:35)
5 Alleluya: Veni electa mea (2:45)
6 Credo / Missa Regnum mundi - Ludford (9:18)
7 Offertory: Offerentur regi virgines (1:25)
8 Sanctus / Missa Regnum mundi - Ludford (13:26)
9 Agnus Dei / Missa Regnum mundi - Ludford (7:17)
10 Communion: Feci iudicium (1:15)
11 Ite missa est (0:43)
12 Votive antiphon: Salve regina - Richard Pygott (22:42)

Total time: (79:40)

Nicholas Ludford: Missa Regnum mundi

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