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The Penitent Magdalen by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
Private Collection / Agnew's, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67836
Recording details: November 2009
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Release date: August 2010
Total duration: 3 minutes 0 seconds

'This latest addition to Guerrero's discography is especially to be welcomed for his fine Mass on a motet by Thomas Crecquillon, in which one hears echoes of the style of Guerrero's near-direct contemporary, Palestrina. Like its model it is a joyful, extrovert piece, to which Andrew Carwood's singers respond with an equal measure of buoyancy and vigour' (Gramophone)

'This Mass, beautifully sung by The Cardinall's Musick, reflects Guerrero's soaring style' (The Independent)

'Since 1989, Andrew Carwood has nurtured the group to its current status as a leading exponent of Renaissance music, retaining the essential quality of individual vocal timbres that contribute to a refined, characterful mix and with a polish that is second to none … this entire disc is captivating in its fluency and expressive power' (The Daily Telegraph)

'This is one of the finest Guerrero discs … Carwood has given us a program of the highest distinction … it is beyond excellent' (Fanfare, USA)

Dum esset rex
composer
Superius Mottecta, 1589; Cantus Motecta, 1597; SAATB; in festo Sancta Mariae Magadalenae, 22 Julii
author of text
after Song of Songs 1: 11; 6: 2

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