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Track(s) taken from CDA66850

O nata lux de lumine

composer
Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (1575)
author of text
Hymn at Lauds on the Feast of the Transfiguration

Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Recording details: June 1995
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Release date: February 1996
Total duration: 2 minutes 0 seconds

Cover artwork: The Coronation of the Virgin by Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (d1455)
 
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O nata lux de lumine  [2'00]

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Reviews

'The answer to many prayers; a blockbusting survey of choral masterpieces performed by a choir of exceptional calibre' (Classic FM Magazine)

'For anyone eager to sample varied music from the Golden Age of polyphony this is a perfect disc' (Classic CD)

'If ever a programme was right up a choir's street, then this is it! From the fanfare-like opening of Exultate Deo and its soul-mates by Viadana, Gabrieli, Byrd and Monteverdi, through the linear beauties of Ave verum corpus (as set by Byrd and Philips) and Parsons' Ave Maria, the imploring devotion of Lotti's incomparable Crucifixus and the serenity of Tallis's O nata lux, all is brought glowingly alive. A real joy' (Organists' Review)
Tallis published this miniature masterpiece in a collection meant to show off English music to foreigners. Its rich sonority, metrical ambiguity and odd shifts of harmony are indeed all quintessentially English. The words are drawn from Roman Catholic service-books as used in Italy and France, and celebrate Christ the Redeemer.

from notes by John Milsom 2013

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