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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 10 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)

Super te Ierusalem/Sed fulsit virginitas/PRIMUS TENOR/DOMINUS
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Introduction
This is either an English piece or a Continental one to which a fourth part has been added to produce a characteristically English triadic sonority. The text flows from the Triplum to the Duplum and therefore a sequential performance would have been possible, but we have opted for a simultaneous one with the lower two parts vocalized. Note the major triad which ends the piece, unthinkable in French music of the thirteenth century.

from notes by Christopher Page

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