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Sistine Madonna by Raphael (1483-1520)
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden / Photo © akg-images / Erich Lessing
Track(s) taken from CDGIM212
Recording details: Unknown
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: February 2013
Total duration: 2 minutes 31 seconds

Salva nos, Domine
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Other recordings available for download
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Like many motets composed around 1500, this one is cleverer than it sounds. Jean Mouton made it by taking a plainchant melody and working it in canon: two voices sing the tune, but starting at different times and on different notes. He then added four more parts, embedding the canon in sumptuously rich polyphony. The words come from the evening service of Compline: ‘Save us, Lord, whilst awake, guard us whilst sleeping’.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013

Other albums featuring this work
'Mouton: Missa Dictes moy toutes voz pensées' (CDGIM047)
Mouton: Missa Dictes moy toutes voz pensées

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