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Track(s) taken from CDA67375
Recording details: January 2003
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2003
Total duration: 12 minutes 13 seconds

Salve regina
composer
2002
author of text
Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

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Like the Littlemore Tractus, Pärt’s setting of the Salve Regina has an extended hymn-like feel to it. Typically, it builds very gradually to a late, majestic climax—unison vocal lines at the outset, broader harmonies later, some intriguing eccentricities in the organ part along the way.

It was the wish of Hubert Luthe, Bishop of Essen Cathedral, that this particular text be set in honour of the building’s priceless golden Madonna. The premiere was in May 2002, to mark both the Bishop’s seventy-fifth birthday and Essen’s own 1150th anniversary.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2003

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