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Track(s) taken from CDGIM010

Ave Maria a 4

composer
of questionable authenticity; first printed by Pedrell in 1913
author of text
Antiphon for the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: November 1986
Total duration: 2 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: The Adoration of the Kings by Gérard David (active 1484-1523)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London
 
Ave Maria
1
Ave Maria a 4  [2'15]

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Reviews

'The three medieval carols sung by male voices … are instantly attractive, whilst the one with a soprano line … though rhythmically complex, is amusing in its musical mazing … Ave Maria appears for four voices by Josquin Desprez, for seven voices by Philippe Verdelot and for four voices and for double choir by Victoria. The continuous sostenuto of the first two settings produces some delicious mild metal in the voices … a lovely record, beside which much of our accustomed Christmas musical fare seems meretricious' (Gramophone)
Almost all Victoria’s surviving works were printed in his lifetime; many of his motets were reprinted as many as six times. Of the few works that survive only in manuscript some were wrongly attributed to him by Pedrell at the beginning of the twentieth century. The four-part Ave Maria, perhaps rightly, continues to be accepted as Victoria’s, though it has to be noted that Pedrell first printed it in 1913 and its source remains obscure.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1984

Victoria vit presque toutes les œuvres qui nous ont été conservées de lui publiées de son vivant—nombre de ses motets connurent jusqu’à six réimpressions. Parmi les quelques pièces n’ayant survécu qu’en manuscrit, certaines lui furent imputées, à tort, par Pedrell, au début du XXe siècle. L’Ave Maria à quatre parties continue d’ailleurs à lui être attribué, peut-être à raison, même si, notons-le, Pedrell l’imprima pour la première fois en 1913 et que sa source demeure obscure.

extrait des notes rédigées par Bruno Turner © 1984
Français: Hypérion

Fast alle überlieferten Werke Victorias erschienen bereits zu seinen Lebzeiten im Druck und viele seiner Motetten wurden bis zu sechs Mal neu aufgelegt. Von den wenigen Werken, die nur als Manuskript überliefert sind, hat Pedrell am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts irrtümlicherweise Victoria einige zugeschrieben. Das vierstimmige Ave Maria wird jedoch vielleicht zu Recht weithin als eine Komposition Victorias akzeptiert, obwohl darauf hingewiesen werden sollte, dass es erstmals im Jahre 1913 von Pedrell gedruckt wurde und dass die Quelle des Werks nach wie vor unbekannt ist.

aus dem Begleittext von Bruno Turner © 1984
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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