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O quam suavis est, Domine

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

Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
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 32 seconds

Cover artwork: The Immaculate Conception (detail) by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London
 
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O quam suavis est, Domine  [6'32]

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Reviews

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

O quam suavis est, Domine traduit avec éclat et chaleur les mots honorant le doux sacrement de la Communion. Les six voix tissent une riche texture harmonique tout en conservant chacune une immense singularité. Remarquez surtout comment, à la fin, Lobo fait se hisser les voix les unes après les autres.

extrait des notes rédigées par Bruno Turner © 1985
Français: Hypérion

O quam suavis est, Domine ist ein leuchtender und warmer Ausdruck der Worte, die das süße Sakrament des Abendmahls ehren. Die sechs Stimmen verbinden sich zu einem reichhaltigen harmonischen Klanggewebe, wobei sie jedoch ebenfalls ein beachtliches Maß an Individualität beibehalten. Besonders bemerkenswert ist das Ende, wo Lobo jede Stimme behutsam durch die anderen hindurch führt.

aus dem Begleittext von Bruno Turner © 1985
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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