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Salve regina

composer
1 October 1997
author of text
Marian Antiphon from Trinity until Advent

Royal Holloway Choir, Rupert Gough (conductor)
Recording details: January 2010
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: November 2010
Total duration: 5 minutes 18 seconds

Cover artwork: Tree by Charlie Baird (b1955)
 
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Salve regina  [5'18]

Reviews

'His music has a timeless and highly atmospheric quality. Textures and nuances are used with great perception … the effect on the listener is best summed up as being one of 'contemplative meditation'. Rupert Gough has wrought wonders with his Egham choristers. Their tone glows warmly, with a firm bass-line and bell-like top soprano and tenor lines. Pitching is spot-on and climaxes are beautifully controlled  … the sumptuous swimming acoustic of St Alban's, Holborn, is perfect for this delicious music' (Gramophone)

'Vytautas Miškinis might be the best thing to happen to choral societies since Morten Lauridsen … the Choir of Royal Holloway sing with excellent intonation and blend' (International Record Review)

'The clarity and translucence of Royal Holloway's young voices, expertly trained and throroughly prepared for this demanding job, ideally suits Miškinis' infinitely subtle art. Gough and his choristers are outstanding … exquisite in their hypnotic contrasts and folk-like purity' (Classic FM Magazine)
The main element of Salve regina is a three-part ostinato figure that pervades the work like a mantra. This overlaying of melodies and ostinatos paints a dreamy picture, broken only by the middle section with its more hymn-like response to the text ‘Et Jesum benedictum fructum ventris tui’.

from notes by Rupert Gough © 2010

L’élément principal du Salve regina est une figure d’ostinato à trois parties qui imprègne l’œuvre, tel un mantra. Ces mélodies entremêlées d’ostinatos brossent un tableau onirique, que vient rompre la seule section centrale, avec sa réponse davantage hymnique aux mots «Et Jesum benedictum fructum ventris tui».

extrait des notes rédigées par Rupert Gough © 2010
Français: Hypérion

Das Hauptelement von Salve regina ist eine dreiteilige Ostinatofigur, die das Werk wie eine Gebetsformel durchzieht. Diese Überlagerung von Melodien und Ostinati malt ein verträumtes Bild, das nur vom Mittelteil mit seiner stärker hymnischen Erwiderung auf den Text „Et Jesum benedictum fructum ventris tui“ unterbrochen wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Rupert Gough © 2010
Deutsch: Henning Weber