Monday, December 26, 2016
Pierre de Manchicourt, Missa Reges terrae, The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, David Shuler
Missa Reges terrae (MSR Classics 1632), a full disk of his choral works nicely performed by the Choir of St. Luke in the Fields under David Shuler, gives us a vivid snapshot of the brilliant interlocking style of Manchicourt which includes the World Premiere of the title piece as well as a number of equally appealing shorter works.
The performances are bracing, pinpont realizations of the music, hauntingly beautiful and glowingly soundstaged.
If we are at last able to hear Pierre de Manchicourt with open ears, it is because the times are right for his music at last. It has emerged from the archival darkness of 500 years to assume its rightful place in our musical pantheon.