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Hyperion Records

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The Virgin with a rabbit (c1530) by Titian (c1488-1576)
Track(s) taken from CDH55358
Recording details: March 1984
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: May 1988
Total duration: 6 minutes 24 seconds

'Splendid music, splendidly performed' (Gramophone)

'Flawlessly produced' (The Daily Telegraph)

Ave maris stella
composer
1600; alternatim with chant from Psalterium chorale / Una cum Hymnario toto, Venice, 1585, fol.124r
author of text
Hymn at First Vespers on Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Victoria set the Hymn Ave maris stella twice and published one version in 1581 and this second one in 1600. Alternate verses are sung to plainsong (in one of the many variants of this memorable tune) and the polyphony paraphrases and elaborates it. Ave maris stella is the Hymn at First Vespers on Feasts of the Blessed Virgin.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1984

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