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Fire (1566) by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67640
Recording details: February 2007
Kloster Pernegg, Waldviertel, Austria
Produced by Stephen Rice
Engineered by Markus Wallner
Release date: August 2007
Total duration: 2 minutes 42 seconds

Stella, quam viderant Magi
composer
4vv
author of text
Matthew 2: 9-10

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The short setting of the Epiphany text Stella, quam viderant Magi is written for four closely spaced voices (a voce pari). Its chief moment of textual interest is the final representation of the Magi ‘rejoicing with great joy’, with more rapid syncopation and runs of semiquavers.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2007

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