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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: 6 minutes 5 seconds

Ave Maria
composer
4vv + 4vv
author of text
Antiphon to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Other recordings available for download
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Lobo’s Ave Maria is a masterpiece, being based on a complex canon 8 in 4 at the upper fifth. Although the eight voices are divided into two choirs and the bottom part of each choir sings the same music, the other three voices are rearranged: the top part of the choir which begins becomes the third part in the choir which responds, the second part of choir I becomes the top part of choir II, and the third part of choir I becomes the second part of choir II. Yet despite the mathematical intricacies the resulting music seems artlessly serene, as befits the text. It culminates in the most perfect ‘Amen’, where the beauty inherent in these canons is particularly telling.

from notes by Peter Phillips © 1997


Other albums featuring this work
'Lobo: Missa Maria Magdalene' (CDGIM031)
Lobo: Missa Maria Magdalene
'Requiem' (CDGIM205)
Requiem
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