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Hyperion Records

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Front photograph by Malcolm Crowthers
Track(s) taken from CDH55448
Recording details: September 1993
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1994
Total duration: 4 minutes 47 seconds

'The Westminster boys display an uncanny empathy with these miniature masterpieces. Their musicianship shines through every carefully measured phrase and dynamic' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'One of the richest choral experiences of 1994' (Choir & Organ)

'A beautiful disc … a performance of the Mass which is utterly captivating … I have to confess to being completely bowled over by these gems' (CDReview)

Salve regina
composer
1941
author of text
Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

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Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
In 1941, midway between the Lenten motets and Figure humaine, Poulenc composed Salve regina. It has a sustained calm, never deviates from a simple four-part texture, and perhaps most strikingly, in an understated work, uses up the final nineteen bars intoning only the words ‘dulcis Virgo Maria’—dans le style d’une complainte (an expression of grief, and perhaps still Poulenc’s grief at the Rocamadour shrine for his friend Ferroud?).

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2008


Other albums featuring this work
'Poulenc: Figure humaine & other choral works' (SIGCD197)
Poulenc: Figure humaine & other choral works
MP3 £6.99FLAC £6.99ALAC £6.99 SIGCD197  Download only  
'Poulenc: Gloria & motets' (CDA67623)
Poulenc: Gloria & motets

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