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Resting lamb and head of a lamb by Hans Holbein the Younger (c1497-1543)
Kunstmuseum, Basel / AKG-Images, London
Track(s) taken from CDGIM047
Recording details: Unknown
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: October 2012
Total duration: 4 minutes 54 seconds

Nesciens mater
composer
8vv
author of text
Antiphon during Christmastide

Other recordings available for download
The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Nesciens mater is renowned for combining one of the most ingenious canonic structures possible with complete musical mastery. The eight voices comprise a canon 8 ex 4, at the upper fifth and a distance of two breves: within this strict constraint, the composer achieves an enviable variety not only of harmony, but also of counterpoint, texture, and speed of harmonic motion, creating a musical structure that fully deserves its reputation as one of the finest masterpieces of the sixteenth century.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2012


Other albums featuring this work
'Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe' (CDA66263)
Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe
'Mouton: Missa Tu es Petrus & other works' (CDA67933)
Mouton: Missa Tu es Petrus & other works
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