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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 25 seconds

Regina caeli a 8
composer
1584; Liber Vesperarum; 8vv
author of text
Antiphon to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Paschal Time

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Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Guerrero wrote two settings of this joyful Antiphon. In an intimate four-part version he used the local Spanish chant melody, but he produced the present grand eight-part one using the Roman melody, well known throughout Christendom. This came out in the Liber Vesperarum of 1584. Not startlingly antiphonal, it nevertheless is for eight voices distributed as two equal choirs. The ringing ‘Alleluia’ endings of each section show how vigorous Guerrero could be. It gives the lie to the impression that used to be passed on by music histories that would have Guerrero over-sweet, lacking the strength of Morales and Victoria.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1999


Other albums featuring this work
'Guerrero: Missa De la batalla escoutez & other works' (CDH55340)
Guerrero: Missa De la batalla escoutez & other works
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55340  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance' (CDA66168)
Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance
MP3 £6.99FLAC £6.99ALAC £6.99 CDA66168  To be superseded by CDH55430  

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