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Oculi omnium
composer
4vv; Gradualia, 1605
author of text
Gradual for the Feast of 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 5 on CDH55348 [4'50] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Oculi omnium
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The Gradual Oculi omnium is a reposed petition for the blood and flesh of Christ, which is anticipated in the beautiful three-part verse ‘Aperis tu manum tuam’ with the appended Alleluia ‘Caro mea’, and finally resolved when the four-part texture resumes with vigour at the words ‘qui manducat meam carnem’. In English music of this period it is unusual to find such direct expression of the dramatic implications of the text.

from notes by David Skinner © 1996

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55348 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-83705
Duration
4'50
Recording date
16 November 1995
Recording venue
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Byrd: Mass for five voices (CDA66837)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: June 1996
    Deletion date: December 2007
    Superseded by CDH55348
  2. Byrd: Mass for five voices (CDH55348)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: April 2012
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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