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Circumdederunt me
composer
5vv; Cantiones Sacrae 1591 xv
author of text
Psalm 17 (16): 5-7, adapted

Recordings
'Byrd: Hodie Simon Petrus & other sacred music' (CDA67653)
Byrd: Hodie Simon Petrus & other sacred music
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Circumdederunt me
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Circumdederunt me shows Byrd in a more mournful light but also in a more contemporary one. He employs a number of telling harmonic shifts which he must have learned from his Continental colleagues and developed in his younger years. The piece moves upwards in tessitura and intensity at the repeated words ‘O Domine, libera animam meam’ (‘O Lord, free my soul’) before subsiding as if exhausted.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2009

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67653 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-65304
Duration
4'50
Recording date
14 November 2007
Recording venue
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Hyperion usage
  1. Byrd: Hodie Simon Petrus & other sacred music (CDA67653)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: February 2009
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