Passacaille and Alamire Foundation Editions join forces
Tonrroutt, Thauranth, Tauront, Taurath, Torenth... few composers have had their names mangled by scribes as badly as the protagonist of this recording. The identity of the Flemish-born composer behind these variants has long remained shrouded in mystery, and given the stupendous craftsmanship evident in his compositions, it is surprising that modern musicians have not paid greater attention to them.
Cappella Mariana and its artistic director Vojtěch Semerád now seek to fill the gap with this portrait album. This selection aims to display the wide stylistic range of 15th-century polyphony, with a mass, Latin motets, and secular chansons set to texts in the vernacular.