Workshop for Singers with Peter Syrus
St Mary's Church Hall, Glastonbury
Jacob Obrecht (d.1505), 4-, 5-, and 6-part works
We shall sample Obrecht’s many settings of the Mass Ordinary, both early (Petrus Apostolus) and mature (Salve diva parens and Malheur me bat). His motets embrace a huge stylistic variety, from the disarming simplicity of Parce Domine to the dazzling virtuosity of Factor orbis (nothing less than a comprehensive sermon in song).