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Hyperion Records

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The Deposition by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (1571-1610)
Pinacoteca Vaticana, Rome / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDGIM015
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: November 1987
Total duration: 3 minutes 0 seconds

Precibus et meritis
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Introduction
Gesualdo is best known for his weird and wonderful madrigals, but he also turned his hand to composing motets. This one, from his first book of ‘cantiones sacrae’ – ‘sacred songs’ – was published in Naples in 1603. Its text is used up to the present day as part of the Apostolic Blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’, delivered by the pope every year at Easter and on Christmas Day.

from notes by John Milsom 2013

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