Adrian Willaert's Musica Nova collection already lead a mysterious reputation to his lifetime. The pieces of the collection were only accessible to a small circle of musicians, theorists, and patrons. In 1559, Alfonso II von Ferrara first allowed the printing of the collection, which had already been composed partially for more than 15 years. Willaert was working from 1527 up to his death in 1562 in Venice as the Director of Music in San Marco, connecting in unique ways stylistic elements of his Flemish homeland with Italian music, above all Venetian. Vocal sextet Singer Pur devoted themselves on this CD with the secular part of the Musica Nova, which consists of madrigals on texts from Petrarca. Singer Pur, two-time winners of the Echo Classic Award, has an extraordinary stylistic range of sound. Next to music from the Renaissance up into the 20th century, their repertoire also encompasses works of avant-garde and jazz music.