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Tempi Madonna by Raphael (1483-1520)
© Photo Scala, Florence
Track(s) taken from CDGIM040
Recording details: Unknown
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Neil Hutchinson
Release date: January 2006
Total duration: 4 minutes 21 seconds

Hei mihi, Domine
composer
1582; second book of Masses; 6vv
author of text
Office of the Dead

Other recordings available for download
Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Hei mihi, Domine must rank as one of the most powerful penitential motet of the period. Scored for SSATTB it was eventually published alongside Requiem Masses. In Hei mihi, Domine the imitation at the opening is architectural, though a chromaticism in the manuscript has led to the editorial addition of two further accidentals which greatly intensify the prevailing mood of desolation. Later on Guerrero allows himself a very brief moment of madrigalian word-painting, at ‘Ubi fugiam?’ (‘Where should I flee?’), before the music culminates, as in Usquequo, in simple block chords, here to underline the words ‘Miserere mei’ (‘Have mercy on me’).

from notes by Peter Phillips © 2005


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