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Recordare, Domine
5vv; Cantiones Sacrae 1591 xvii-xviii
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Respond at Matins n the first Sunday after Trinity, Sarum Rite

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Recordare, Domine
In Recordare, Domine, God is asked to recall his promises to mankind and not to destroy the earth. Fear and awe dominate in the first half of this piece but some warmth enters later at the mention of the ‘holy city’ before Byrd returns to his opening plea for mercy for the world.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2009

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