Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis
Gimell (budget price)GIMSE401
The underlying structure of the music is of the greatest importance to its effect, and for this reason we have printed the words divided into their sections. The solos build gradually to the three full sections, of which the last is the climax on the words ‘Veni, veni, veni: caelesti gloria coronaberis. Amen’. To build the more strongly to this last full section, the solo sections also increase in intensity, the last of them using the most spectacular scoring of voices which was available: two trebles, two means and two basses.
from notes by Peter Phillips © 1980