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Ditchley portrait of Elizabeth I by Marcus Gheeraerts
Reproduced by kind permission of The National Portrait Gallery, London
Track(s) taken from CDGIM992
Recording details: Unknown
Tewkesbury Abbey, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs & Neil Hutchinson
Release date: October 2006
Total duration: 8 minutes 6 seconds

Ne irascaris, Domine
composer
Liber primus sacrarum cantionum (1589)
author of text
Isaiah 64: 9-10

Other recordings available for download
Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
The Hilliard Ensemble
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Published in his 1589 Cantiones Sacrae, this double motet is one of Byrd’s masterpieces and must surely be one of his most forceful utterances inspired by the fate of the Catholic church in England. The emphasis laid on the word ‘desolata’ after the sad echoings of ‘Ierusalem’, and the chordal enunciations of ‘Sion deserta facta est’ invite comparison with The Lamentations of Tallis.

from notes by Paul Hillier © 1990


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'Mary and Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey' (CDA67704)
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'Sacred & Secular Music' (CDH55148)
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