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The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
Vatican Museum
Track(s) taken from CDGIM033
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: September 2000
Total duration: 6 minutes 58 seconds

'Previously unrecorded, Morales's Missa Si bona suscepimus is performed here by The Tallis Scholars with passion, commitment, sensitivity and vigour. In all, this is the best sort of 'historically aware' performance' (International Record Review)

Si bona suscepimus
composer
author of text
Job 2: 10; 1: 21

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In purely musical terms Philippe Verdelot’s Si bona suscepimus (published in 1526) is an ideal composition to parody, with its transparent melodic lines, clearly delineated sections and austere textures. The formal beauty of it is increased by a hidden repeat in the music, so that, although the phrases run continuously, the words ‘the Lord has given, the Lord has taken away’ are used as a refrain, giving the overall shape of ABCB (this incidentally is Verdelot’s repeat, not Job’s).

from notes by Peter Phillips © 2000

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