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Spem in alium
composer
5vv
author of text
Respond for Sunday matins, History of Judith, cf Judith 8: 19, 6: 15

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'Morales: Magnificat, Motets & Lamentations' (CDA67694)
Morales: Magnificat, Motets & Lamentations
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Spem in alium
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The five-voice Spem in alium, sharing its text with Tallis’s famous setting in forty parts, is a curiosity of the Morales canon. Stylistically it would seem closer to a Franco-Flemish than a Spanish idiom, with many false relations and a thicker texture than Morales was accustomed to write. It also contains some unusual dissonance, and its repetition scheme, with a varied reprise of the first part’s ending, is similarly striking. As well as Morales, it is attributed to Nicolas Gombert and the Italian Vincenzo Ruffo; the source evidence, however, points to Morales.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67694 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-69408
Duration
7'16
Recording date
4 September 2007
Recording venue
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Summerly
Recording engineer
Justin Lowe
Hyperion usage
  1. Morales: Magnificat, Motets & Lamentations (CDA67694)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: September 2008
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