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Santa Maria Magdalena Penitent (detail) ((c1576)) by Doménikos Theotokópoulos (El Greco) (1541-1614)
Museu de Monserrat, Barcelona
Track(s) taken from CDGIM031
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: September 1997
Total duration: 4 minutes 27 seconds

'The Tallis Scholars are on superb form, the overall sound vibrant and immediate with solo sections (such as the Benedictus) providing contrast through a more introspective approach. Even if you've never heard of Lobo, or have never bought a CD of late-Renaissance polyphony before, try this one—you'll be bowled over' (Gramophone)

O quam suavis est, Domine
composer
6vv
author of text
Antiphon for the Feast of Corpus Christi; Wisdom 12: 1, 16:21

Other recordings available for download
Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
O quam suavis est, Domine is a glowing and warm expression of the words honouring the sweet sacrament of Communion. The six voices weave a rich harmonic texture but they each retain considerable individuality. Notice especially at the end how Lobo makes voice after voice climb gently through the others.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1985


Other albums featuring this work
'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MP3 £6.99FLAC £6.99ALAC £6.99 CDA66168  To be superseded by CDH55430  

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