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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67860
Recording details: April 2010
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Release date: February 2011
Total duration: 4 minutes 38 seconds

De lamentatione Jeremiae prophetae
SATB; Lamentations II
author of text
Lamentations 3: 22-25; First Lesson at Tenebrae on Holy Saturday

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There are two sets of Lamentations by Allegri in the Sistine Chapel Archives, both scored modestly for four voices. The Holy Saturday setting is the more restrained. A standard SATB choir articulates the words with clarity and simplicity but Allegri does allow himself the occasional gesture, the odd chromaticism or harmonic shift, and so shows his true character.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2011

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