Rediscovering Compère
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Early Music

Renowned ensembles from all over the globe explore the musical riches of the pre-Classical era, from Medieval...

Early Music

Rediscovering Compère

Orlando Consort

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8pm

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The name Loyset Compère is not as familiar as Dufay or Josquin, but many—the Orlando Consort among them—believe that this Franco-Flemish composer deserves a place amongst the masters of the 15th century. His early Renaissance compositions combine a sophisticated technical mind with an ear for sheer beauty. This program makes the case for Compère with a wide variety of works: his stately “Magnificat,” moving motets, and a range of secular songs, from laugh-out-loud bawdy to exquisitely romantic. 


  • Orlando Consort
  • Matthew Venner alto
  • Mark Dobell tenor
  • Angus Smith tenor
  • Donald Greig baritone


  • Loyset Compère Crux triumphans
  • Loyset Compère Mes pensées ne me lessent une heure
  • Loyset Compère Se j'ay parlé
  • Loyset Compère Au travail suis sans espoir de confort
  • Loyset Compère Alons fere nos barbes
  • Guillaume Dufay  Anima mea liquefacta est
  • Loyset Compère Plaine d'ennuy - Anima mea
  • Josquin des Prez Ave Maria
  • Loyset Compère Ave Maria
  • Loyset Compère Sile fragor
  • Loyset Compère Dictes moi toutes vos pensées
  • Loyset Compère Ung franc archier
  • Loyset Compère Seray je vostre mieulx amée
  • Loyset Compère Ne doibt en prendre quant on donne
  • Loyset Compère Une plaisant fillette ung matin se leva
  • Loyset Compère Magnificat primi toni