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Factum est silentium

composer
Cantica sacra, 1618
author of text
Benedictus Antiphon at Lauds on Michaelmas Day

 
Dering was, like Philips, an English Catholic musician who went into exile in the Spanish Netherlands (or, according to another account, converted to Catholicism while visiting Rome in 1612). By 1617 he was organist to the convent of English nuns in Brussels, and in the same year published his first collection of Cantiones Sacrae; the publisher was the noted Phalèse of Antwerp who also published music by Philips. Factum est silentium comes from a second collection which appeared in 1618; its declamatory, dramatic style shows clearly the influence of the new Italian Baroque style which Dering’s compatriots in England were perhaps slower to embrace.

from notes by Collegium Records 1997

Recordings

Hail, gladdening Light
COLCD113Download only
The Feast of St Michael and All Angels at Westminster Abbey
CDA67643Please, someone, buy me …

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Track 1 on CDA67643 [3'11] Please, someone, buy me
Track 11 on COLCD113 [3'00] Download only

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