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Spring by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593)
Real Adademia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67733
Recording details: May 2008
Kloster Pernegg, Waldviertel, Austria
Produced by Stephen Rice
Engineered by Markus Wallner
Release date: March 2009
Total duration: 3 minutes 16 seconds

'Stunning … Cinquecento's one-to-a-part approach, with countertenors on the top lines, is ideally suited to this repertory and really works wonders … at telling moments they modulate their delivery to considerable expressive effect … this highly accomplished singing does not draw attention to itself (or at least, not unduly) but focuses attention squarely on the composer. But for his early death, Vaet would have almost certainly emerged as a leading figure of his generation … this deserves to be widely heard' (Gramophone)

'A delicious feast of harmonic tension and inwardly-sensed architecture [Spiritus Domini]. Other gems include the expressive Miserere mei and a brilliant Salve Regina' (BBC Music Magazine)

Musica Dei donum
composer
5vv
author of text

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Perhaps more common than cantus firmus treatment at this time is the taste for moralizing texts, shown by Musica Dei donum. Appropriately enough given his influences and direct contemporaries, this text is set by Clemens non Papa and Lassus as well as Vaet: an apposite indication of Vaet’s stature as a composer.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2009

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