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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67225
Recording details: June 2000
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: March 2001
Total duration: 3 minutes 19 seconds

Ave maris stella
1629; Motetti iii, Venice
author of text
Hymn at First Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Grandi turned the plainsong tune of the hymn Ave maris stella into a catchy triple-time dance – as Monteverdi had done in his 1610 Vespers. Monteverdi set all the verses of the hymn, but Grandi only set the even-numbered verses, apparently expecting the odd-numbered ones to be represented by the string ritornello.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2001

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