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The Last Supper (1467) by Dieric Bouts (c1415-1475)
Track(s) taken from CDH55323
Recording details: December 1996
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: May 1997
Total duration: 5 minutes 58 seconds

'This second instalment of Gombert from Henry's Eight is cause for celebration. Gombert has found worthy champions' (Gramophone)

'A magnificent piece … beautifully poised singing' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Surely an absolute classic of the years around 1530, full of details that ravish the ear. Henry's Eight presents it with a wonderful balance and tact' (BBC Record Review)

'Gloriously rich and sensitive performances of magnificent music' (Classic CD)

'Une partition puissante éclairée avec ferveur et magnificence par les voix d'Henry's Eight' (Répertoire, France)

Adonai, Domine Jesu Christe
composer
first book of five-part motets, published in Venice in 1539
author of text

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Adonai, Domine Jesu Christe was included in Gombert’s first book of five-part motets, published in Venice in 1539. It is a fine example of his close imitative style, the triadic outlines of several of the points of imitation contributing to a particularly euphonious texture.

from notes by John O'Donnell © 1997

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