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Stained glass window depicting the Annunciation in Seville Cathedral (1534) by Arnao de Vergara (?-?)
Track(s) taken from CDH55313
Recording details: March 1997
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: September 1997
Total duration: 4 minutes 40 seconds

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

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The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (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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