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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55273
Recording details: March 1990
Church of the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: September 1990
Total duration: 1 minutes 35 seconds

'A wonderful collection. Lusciously sung sensuous music … a remarkable addition to the distinguished series of records from Gothic Voices' (Gramophone)

'Gothic Voices at its most imaginative. The group's choice of repertory is sublime and the freedom of its interpretation is bracing. Recommended' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A compelling musical experience and a provocative intellectual one' (The Good CD Guide)

'Somptueux!' (Diapason, France)

'Compacto absolutamente recomendable' (CD Compact, Spain)

Ave parens/Ad gratie/AVE MARIA
author of text

This is probably an English piece, like the next. It is the kind of lyrical, mellifluous hymn to the Virgin that English musicians produced easily (perhaps too easily) in the thirteenth century. Unlike the French pieces, it responds to an intonation closer to Just than Pythagorean.

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