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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: 2 minutes 41 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)

En non Dieu/Quant voi la rose/NOBIS
author of text

This is one of the most closely wrought motets in the whole repertoire. The texts are interrelated to an extraordinary degree, sharing phrases, syntactical constructions and rhyme words. Some of these echoes are cunningly placed to mark points of melodic imitation (e.g. ‘et le roussignol chanter’ in the third line of both poems), for the melodies display as many interrelations as their texts.

from notes by Christopher Page 1990

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