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Lamentabatur Jacob
Lamentabatur Jacob, the story of Jacob’s grief at the taking into captivity of his sons Joseph and Benjamin, was set most famously by the Spaniard Cristóbal de Morales, member of the Sistine Chapel choir during the 1540s. To judge from the musical qualities of Regnart’s setting, it would seem likely that he knew the motet by Morales, since Regnart uses a similar chromatic melody at the opening of his setting. Later, Regnart takes the unusual step of setting the phrase ‘ducto pro alimoniis’ (‘taken as surety’) in triple time and homophony, with funereal effect.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2007

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67640 track 11
Recording date
4 February 2007
Recording venue
Kloster Pernegg, Waldviertel, Austria
Recording producer
Stephen Rice
Recording engineer
Markus Wallner
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