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Track(s) taken from CDH55449

Spiritus Sanctus replevit totam domum

composer
8vv
author of text
Acts 2: 2-4

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Recording details: March 2002
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: January 2003
Total duration: 3 minutes 39 seconds

Cover artwork: Jesus appears to the disciples together under one roof.
Biblioteca Reale, Turin. Codex de Predis, Italian, 15th century, folio 137r / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Reviews

'Purposeful performances by a choir for whom this music is a staple diet, and whose slightly edgy, 'continental' treble sound is ideally suited to it' (The Daily Telegraph)
In the eight-part motet Spiritus Sanctus, Palestrina takes the antiphonal writing implicit in Dum complerentur to its logical conclusion, using the two groups in alternation to provide dramatic textural contrasts and achieving magnificent climactic moments by bringing them together again. Spiritus Sanctus is a joyful explosion of sound, depicting in the clearest of terms the Holy Spirit ‘filling the whole house’ and ending with a magnificent ‘Alleluia’.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 2003

Dans le motet à huit voix Spiritus Sanctus, Palestrina reprend l’écriture antiphonaire implicite de Dum complerentur et l’amène vers sa conclusion logique en se servant de deux groupes en alternance pour offrir de dramatiques contrastes de textures et pour parvenir à des moments paroxysmiques magnifiques lorsqu’il les réunit. Spiritus Sanctus est une joyeuse explosion de sons dépeignant dans des termes les plus lumineux le Saint-Esprit «emplissant toute la maison» et se terminant sur un très bel «Alléluia».

extrait des notes rédigées par Ivan Moody © 2003
Français: Isabelle Battioni

In Spiritus Sanctus zieht Palestrina die logischen Schluss­folgerungen aus der in Dum complerentur angedeuteten anti­phonalen Kompositionsweise. Er setzt zwei sich abwechselnde Gruppen zur Schaffung dramatischer Kontraste zwischen unterschiedlichen Texturen ein. Bei der erneuten Zusammen­führung beider Gruppen gelingen Palestrina großartige Höhe­punkte. Spiritus Sanctus ist eine freudige Klangexplosion, die musikalisch in bild­haftester Form den Heiligen Geist nachzeichnet, der „das Haus füllt“. Diese Motette endet mit einem grandiosen „Alleluia“.

aus dem Begleittext von Ivan Moody © 2003
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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