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The Immaculate Conception (detail) by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London
Track(s) taken from CDA66168
Recording details: July 1985
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1986
Total duration: 5 minutes 9 seconds

'A record that should be on the shelves of every lover of Renaissance music' (The Musical Times)

O sacrum convivium
composer
1570; 6vv
author of text
Antiphon at Second Vespers on the feast of Corpus Christi; 1 Corinthians 11: 26, Romans 8: 18

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
O sacrum convivium (1570) is for six-part choir with a low emphasis (SAATBB). This is a richly woven tapestry of sound depicting the sacred banquet of Communion. The whole post-Reformation Catholic devotion to this sacrament seems embodied in this rapt and sustained inspiration.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1985

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