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Track(s) taken from CDA67779

Cantate Domino

composer
6vv; Cantiones Sacrae 1591 xxix
author of text
Psalm 149: 1-2

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: 2 minutes 9 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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Cantate Domino  [2'09]

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)
Cantate Domino is a showy, ebullient piece as befits its positive text with many madrigalian touches and is as succinct as Infelix ego is extended.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2010

Cantate Domino est une pièce démonstrative, pétulante, en phase avec son texte positif et où les touches madrigalesques abondent; elle est aussi succincte que Infelix ego s’étire en longueur.

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

Cantate Domino ist ein aufwendiges, überschwängliches Stück, das mit seinen vielen madrigalhaften Elementen gut zu dem positiven Text passt—und es ist so präzise, wie Infelix ego lang ist.

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

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