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Madonna and Child with SS William of Aquitaine, Clare, Anthony of Padua and Francis by Garofalo (?1481-1559)
Track(s) taken from CDH55055
Recording details: April 1990
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1991
Total duration: 6 minutes 35 seconds

'Splendid' (Fanfare, USA)

'A splendid introduction for those who have yet to discover the riches of early Tudor music … excellent sound and an informative booklet help make this disc a must for Taverner' (CDReview)

Dum transisset Sabbatum II
author of text
Mark 16: 1, 2; Third Respond at Matins on Easter Day

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In his setting of the Easter respond Dum transisset Sabbatum Taverner only composed polyphony for those portions of the chant which were sung by the full choir. In this he reversed the hitherto normal procedure for respond settings, and was perhaps reflecting the fact that at a richly endowed foundation like Cardinal College the entire choral body was skilled in the singing of polyphony. In common with Taverner’s other responds, the plainsong is sung in notes of equal value in one voice, in this case the tenor. The resultant ‘scaffolding’ creates a regular harmonic rhythm within which the other four voices combine in counterpoint which features a significant amount of imitation for this type of composition, suggesting that it is a comparatively late work.

from notes by John Heighway © 2000

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