This world premiere recording of Pierre de la Rue's Missa de Sancta Anna brings to light one of the most beautiful compositions of the Renaissance. Along with this exquisite Mass, Schola Discantus perform a set of polyphonic Lamentations (including their liturgically appropriate chant Responsories). Except for the first of the three lessons, none of this work has been recorded before.
"In this, the 500th anniversary year of the death of Johannes Ockeghem, the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the 15th century is steadily attaining the universal recognition I feel it is destined to command. Yet only within the last few years has the discography of even such a major composer as Ockeghem become complete…. A host of other composers, famed in their own time, remain virtually unknown to everyone but musicologists and a fringe group of enthusiasts. For example, something like seven-eighths of Pierre de la Rue's surviving Mass output—which numbers over thirty—has never been recorded."—Fanfare