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Track(s) taken from CDA67938

Audi, benigne conditor

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Hymn at Vespers on the First Sunday of Lent

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor), Peter Stevens (organ)
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Recording details: October 2011
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: January 2013
Total duration: 2 minutes 39 seconds

Cover artwork: The Annunciation with two saints and four prophets (1333) by Simone Martini (1284-1344)
& Lippo Memmi (fl1317-1347). Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence / Giraudon / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Audi, benigne conditor  [2'39]

Reviews

'The choir is on excellent form and the recorded sound seems perfectly to capture a sense of place, of atmosphere' (Gramophone)

'This is an album for those who love the acoustic, the atmosphere and the traditions of the Roman Catholic Cathedral in London … the pacing and cohesion of the Agnus Dei of Paelstrina's Missa Emendemus in Melius is accomplished and moving, and their singing of plainsong with organ second-to-none' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The true musical spirit of the Lenten season … is to be found in the ancient antiphons, psalms and motets which have been part of the liturgical fabric of the season for centuries. This is what we have here, and an intensely beautiful CD it makes too … nobody could remain untouched by the profound beauty and timelessness of this music, and given these unaffected, sensitive and fluent performances from a choir which has been singing Lenten music in a liturgical context for decades, the result is something very special indeed … this is a beautifully devised programme, sung with ineffable perceptiveness by the Westminster choristers and recorded with utterly natural atmosphere by the Hyperion team' (International Record Review)
Audi, benigne conditor is a Dorian-mode office hymn for use at Vespers on the First Sunday of Lent—a remarkably affecting melody given its economical five-note range.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2013

Audi, benigne conditor est une hymne en mode dorien destinée à l’office des vêpres du premier lundi de Carême—une mélodie singulièrement touchante eu égard à son parcimonieux ambitus de cinq notes.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Summerly © 2013
Français: Hypérion

Audi, benigne conditor ist ein dorischer Offiziumshymnus für den Vespergottesdienst am ersten Sonntag der Fastenzeit—und angesichts ihres ökonomischen Tonumfangs von nur fünf Tönen eine bemerkenswert bewegende Melodie.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Summerly © 2013
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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