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Nativity (1527) by Lorenzo Lotto (c1480-1556)
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67396
Recording details: February 2003
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2003
Total duration: 2 minutes 45 seconds

'This is a thrilling recording of Palestrina's music for the Christmas season' (The Guardian)

'All the familiar qualities that serve to make Westminster unique among Britain's cathedral choirs are in evidence here … the crucial added ingredient is singing of a passion and conviction that reminds us that this music is the choir's lifeblood. This is unquestionably one of the glories of the year' (Goldberg)

Tui sunt caeli
composer
5vv SATTB; cycle of Offertories published in two volume in Rome by Francis Coates, 1593
author of text
Offertory at Third Mass of Christmas

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Tui sunt caeli is the Offertory from the Third Mass of Christmas and was published in 1593. This five-part motet is written in a flowing fugal manner with periodic short homophonic interjections which contrast effectively with the prevailing polyphonic style and prepare the way for a satisfying end to the piece.

from notes by Jon Dixon © 2003

Other albums featuring this work
'Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est & other sacred music' (CDH55367)
Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est & other sacred music
CDH55367  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — To be issued soon November 2014 Release  
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