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Track(s) taken from CDGIM034

Audivi vocem de caelo

author of text
Matthew 25: 4-6; Responsory at Matins on All Saints’ Day

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
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Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: September 1998
Total duration: 4 minutes 9 seconds

Cover artwork: Madonna col bambino e due angeli (wings completed by Ton Friesen) by Filippo Lippi (c1406-1469)
Uffizi Gallery, Florence / Foto Scala, Firenze

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The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Audivi vocem is one of Tallis's most purely beautiful compositions. A setting of the respond at the service of Matins on All Saints’ Day, it makes use of Sarum Rite chant, which means it must have been written before 1559 when this rite was finally abandoned. The style of the music, however, suggests a date rather earlier than Mary’s reign, with its avoidance of imitation and uninflectedly modal harmonies.

from notes by Peter Phillips © 1998

Audivi vocem, l’une de ses oeuvres à la beauté la plus pure, est une mise en musique du répons des matines de la Toussaint – recourant au plain-chant du rite de Sarum, elle fut probablement écrite avant 1559 (date à laquelle ce rite fut définitivement abandonné). Évitant l’imitation et les harmonies modales sans inflexions, le style musical suggère, toutefois, une date plutôt antérieure au règne de Marie.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Phillips © 1998
Français: Gimell

Audivi vocem ist dabei sicherlich eine seiner schönsten Kompositionen überhaupt. Als Vertonung des Responsoriums der Frühmette zu Allerheiligen verwendet es den in der Liturgie von Salisbury gebräuchlichen Gesang, was bedeutet, daß das Werk vor 1559 entstanden sein muß, als diese Form der Liturgie endgültig eingestellt wurde. Stilistisch jedoch legt die Musik mit ihrer Vermeidung von Imitationen und der unmodulierten modalen Harmonik ein wesentlich früheres Entstehungsdatum als die Regierungszeit Marias nahe.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Phillips © 1998
Deutsch: Matthias Lehmann

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