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PietÓ of Villeneuve-les-Avignon (c1455, detail) by Enguerrand Quarton (c1410-c1466)
Track(s) taken from CDH55455
Recording details: December 1990
Tudeley Church, Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1991
Total duration: 5 minutes 18 seconds

'I … enthusiastically urge you to obtain this recording … an outstanding recording by any standards, all four artists contributing to a truly memorable experience' (CDReview)

Venite, exsultemus Domino
composer
? 1690s
author of text

Introduction  EnglishFranšaisDeutsch
Venite, exsultemus Domino is largely an exultant text, with an opening phrase which rises excitedly in both voice and accompaniment, but there is nonetheless exquisitely gentle writing at ‘O immensus amor’, with suspensions of great beauty, and an ending in a surprisingly low tessitura.

from notes by Robert King ę 1991

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