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Gold leaf interior of 17th-century Baroque chapel, Mexico.
Reproduced by kind permission of the Mexican Embassy, London
Track(s) taken from CDH55317
Recording details: June 1989
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: July 1990
Total duration: 11 minutes 39 seconds

'This is a magnificent recording. Pure Mexican gold' (Gramophone)

'Unusual, timely, interesting, and beautiful' (Fanfare, USA)

'If like me, your knowledge of Mexican music was previously, shall we say undeveloped, you may similarly be stunned by the treasures unveiled here' (Music, USA)

Salve regina
5vv; chant verses from Luys de Villafranca (1565)
author of text
Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
It is the Salve regina in the version for five voices (two tiple or treble parts) that is performed here. The plainchant verses are taken from Luys de Villafranca’s tutor published in Seville in 1565. Franco set ‘Et Jesum benedictum’ in two versions and we have used the second, which is for the high voices while the basses rest. Franco is expansive, one might say diffuse; he takes twenty-five bars of modern score to set the last three words, but his music is expressive and very singable.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1990

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'New World Symphonies – Baroque Music from Latin America' (CDA30030)
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'New World Symphonies' (CDA67380)
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