Hyperion Records

O salutaris hostia a 4
composer
4vv; Gradualia, 1605
author of text
Hymn to the Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi

Recordings
'Byrd: Mass for five voices' (CDH55348)
Byrd: Mass for five voices
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55348  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 17 on CDH55348 [3'41] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

O salutaris hostia a 4
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The Hymn O salutaris hostia is thought to be an early work. Here Byrd fully exploits his technical mastery of interlocking imitative phrases; the polyphony gradually intensifies and with the words ‘bella premunt’ climaxes with trumpet-like entries.

from notes by David Skinner © 1996

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