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O bone Jesu
The six voices of O bone Jesu are combined in an indulgent texture that reflects the self-analysis of the opening words. Praetorius sustains a narrative which incorporates aggressive rhythms to depict self-blame (at ‘quod per culpam’), gently lilting, arching lines to portray nostalgic reminiscence (at ‘Memento’), and a bitter twist to what is ostensibly sweet harmony (at the first appearance of ‘dulcissime’).

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67669 track 2
Recording date
20 February 2008
Recording venue
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Hyperion usage
  1. Praetorius: Magnificats & motets (CDA67669)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: October 2008
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