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Track(s) taken from CDA67779

Deo gratias

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4vv; Gradualia 1605 II:xx
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The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
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Recording details: April 2009
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Release date: February 2010
Total duration: 0 minutes 45 seconds

Cover artwork: The Suffering of the Saints: St Paul on the Road to Damascus, from the Heures d'Etienne Chevalier (c1445) by Jean Fouquet (c1420-1480)
Musée Condé, Chantilly, France / Giraudon / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Deo gratias  [0'45]

Reviews

'Hyperion has done Byrd proud … it's a mixture also of the celebratory, as though the singers were congratulating themselves on a job well done—as well they might—and the pentitential, concluding with the full ensemble in a finely judged and quite extrovert Infelix ego, surely one of Byrd's most memorable motets … the commitment of singers and label alike is a cause for gratitude, perhaps even optimism. Congratulations to all concerned' (Gramophone)

'The Cardinall's Musick pays tribute to the whole landscape of Byrd's genius with a passion that ends the project on a high. As with the earlier instalments, Andrew Carwood's direction and programming are equally inspired … the centrepiece is the searing Infelix ego; here, the recusant Byrd explores a martyr's preparation for death, taking the listener through every emotional extreme before transcending the built-up tension in a glorious coda. The musical imagination of The Cardinall's Musick does full justice to that of Byrd. Unique about this ensemble is its expressiveness, whether members sing seamlessly as one or tug at each other's lines. The group's delivery is a sensual delight' (BBC Music Magazine)
In the 1605 Gradualia is the tiny Deo gratias, a setting for four voices which could be used on any occasion as a blessing or dismissal.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2010

Les Gradualia de 1605 contiennent le minuscule Deo gratias à quatre voix, qui pouvait être utilisé n’importe quand, pour la bénédiction ou le renvoi.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2010
Français: Hypérion

In der Gradualia-Sammlung von 1605 befindet sich das winzige Deo gratias, eine Vertonung für vier Stimmen, die zu jedem beliebigen Anlass als Segen oder Entlassung eingesetzt werden kann.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2010
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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