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Track(s) taken from CDA67669

O vos omnes

composer
1599; re-published in the 1622 Cantiones Sacrae; SATTB
author of text
Responsory at Matins on Holy Saturday

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Recording details: February 2008
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Release date: October 2008
Total duration: 3 minutes 45 seconds

Cover artwork: Virgin and child holding a half-eaten pear (detail) (1512) by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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O vos omnes  [3'45]

Reviews

'A superior festive selection box indeed' (Gramophone)

'The often highly expressive, sometimes quirky, and always well-crafted Magnificats and motets of Hieronymus Prateorius are a fine example of the strength-in-depth of German musical creativity. Andrew Carwood and The Cardinall's Musick ardently relish the interplay of voices in the eight-art scorings … the overall impression is compelling, fresh and immediate' (Choir & Organ)

'Their beautiful singing of such fine music deserves wide circulation' (Early Music Review)

'This superb disc … these are stunning performances, which is of course to be expected from this remarkable vocal ensemble … all are bathed in a richly texutred and highly variegated choral sound … Hieronymus Praetorius is considered by many to be one of the greatest North German composers of the first half of the seventeenth century. This release will surely go some way to convincing the rest of us of the truth of this assertion' (International Record Review)

'Hieronymus Praetorius gains his place in the sun with this outstanding release. The 16th-century organist and composer emerges as a master of vivid choral contrasts and effects' (Classic FM Magazine)

The desolation of Holy Week is convincingly painted in O vos omnes, although the opening is deliberately understated so that the sorrowful harmonies of the second half of the motet can appear to dominate.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2008

La désolation de la Semaine sainte est brossée de manière convaincante dans O vos omnes, même si l’ouverture est délibérément discrète pour que les harmonies affligées de la seconde moitié du motet puissent sembler dominer.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Summerly © 2008
Français: Hypérion

In O vos omnes wird die Trostlosigkeit der Karwoche überzeugend gezeichnet, obwohl der Anfang bewusst dezent gehalten ist, damit die kummervollen Harmonien der zweiten Hälfte der Motette dominieren können.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Summerly © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel

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