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The Resurrection (c1463) by Piero della Francesa (c1415-1492)
Pinacoteca, Sansepolcro, Italy / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67978
Recording details: June 2012
The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Antony Pitts
Engineered by Justin Lowe
Release date: April 2013
Total duration: 4 minutes 4 seconds

'The quality of the works is such that their neglect in the discography is puzzling … the Brabants seem very much at home here' (Gramophone)

'The singers enliven the texture with their nuanced renderings of the marvellous contrapuntal connections, and the recording makes the most of the double-choir effects in the final section' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Eastertide offertories, antiphons and motets from the master of Renaissance counterpoint. The spirited Surrexit pastor bonus, its accompanying antiphon Regina caeli and the gradual Haec dies are sung with a full-voiced, beefy intensity that lifts the music away from mere polite polyphony and gives it a really exciting energy' (The Observer)

Regina caeli I a 8
composer
8vv; H vi, 165-70
author of text
Antiphon to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Paschal Time

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
In the eight-part Regina caeli (one of two eight-voice settings of this Marian antiphon) Palestrina reserves the double-choir antiphony for the final section, the first two verses being taken by one choir each, but once both choirs are working simultaneously the interplay between them is joyous indeed, particularly in the extended Alleluias.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2013

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