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Loquebantur variis linguis

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Second Respond at Matins on the Third Day after Pentecost

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Recording details: January 2005
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Release date: July 2005
Total duration: 3 minutes 58 seconds
 
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Loquebantur variis linguis  [3'58]

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'In its entirety this disc is a sublime tribute both to one of England's greatest composers, and to the skill and conviction of one of today's finest ensembles' (Gramophone)

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'This is the first manifestation of the new exclusive contract between Hyperion and the Cardinall's Musick. With Andrew Carwood's scholarly approach to Tudor music, coupled with the individual excellence of each of his singers and the superlative production values of Hyperion, I suspect this is going to be a very fruitful collaboration' (International Record Review)

'This is a highlight of the Tallis year' (Fanfare, USA)

'This marvellously full-throated performance can stand comparison with any … throughout, the performances maintain the high level The Cardinall's Musick have consistently displayed in their Byrd series, being beautifully tuned and balanced … a strong 5-star recommendation' (Goldberg)
Loquebantur variis linguis is an example of a polyphonic responsory as established by Taverner: both Tallis and Sheppard contributed a number of pieces to the genre. This motet for Pentecost (as with most responsories by Tallis) places the cantus firmus in the tenor part whilst the other six parts weave a vigorous web of polyphony around it culminating with a fulsome setting of the word ‘Alleluia’.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2005

Loquebantur variis linguis est un exemple de répons polyphonique tel qu’établi par Taverner, un genre auquel Tallis et Sheppard sacrifièrent plusieurs fois. Comme la plupart des répons de Tallis, ce motet de Pentecôte place le cantus firmus dans la partie de ténor, tandis que les six autres parties l’entourent d’une vigoureuse toile polyphonique avec, pour apogée, une dithyrambique mise en musique du mot «Alleluia».

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2005
Français: Hypérion

Loquebantur variis linguis ist ein gutes Beispiel für das polyphone Responsorium, wie Taverner es eingeführt hatte: sowohl Tallis als auch Sheppard steuerten dem Genre eine ganze Reihe von Werken bei. In dieser Pfingstmotette (wie in den meisten Responsorien von Tallis) ist der Cantus firmus in der Tenor-Stimme, während die anderen sechs Stimmen ein lebhaftes polyphones Netz um sie herumweben, das mit einer überschwänglichen Vertonung des Worts „Alleluia“ seinen Höhepunkt findet.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2005
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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