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Track(s) taken from CDH55148

Ne irascaris, Domine

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

The Hilliard Ensemble
Recording details: March 1987
St John-at-Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Robert van Bahr
Engineered by Robert van Bahr
Release date: November 1990
Total duration: 9 minutes 16 seconds

Cover artwork: The effects of good government (fresco fragment, 1337-1340) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (d1348)
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
 
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Ne irascaris, Domine  [9'16]

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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

Publié dans ses Cantiones Sacrae de 1589, ce motet double est un des chefs-d’œuvre de Byrd et probablement l’une de ses déclarations les plus fortes inspirées par le sort de l’église catholique en Angleterre. L’accent mis sur le mot «desolata» après les tristes résonnances de «Ierusalem» et les expressions des accords de «Sion deserta facta est» invite à une comparaison avec «Les Lamentations» de Tallis.

extrait des notes rédigées par Paul Hillier © 1990
Français: Marianne Fernée

Diese Doppelmotette, die 1589 in seinen Cantiones Sacrae veröffentlicht wurde, ist eines der Meisterwerke von Byrd und ist zweifellos eine seiner machtvollsten Aussagen, inspiriert durch das Schicksal der katholischen Kirche in England. Die Betonung, die dem Wort „desolata“ nach den traurigen Echos von „Ierusalem“ gegeben wird und später die ausdrucksstarken Akkorde für „Sion deserta facta est“ lassen sich mit den Lamentationen von Tallis vergleichen.

aus dem Begleittext von Paul Hillier © 1990
Deutsch: Hans Jürgen Wienkamp

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