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Laetania
First line:
Kyrie eleison
composer
4vv; Gradualia 1605 II:xvi; chant derived from Byrd's setting after comparison with Antiphonale ad Usum Sarisb. Ecclesiae, & Processionale ritibus Romanae Ecclesiae (Antwerp, 1602 & 1629)
author of text
Litany of the Saints

Recordings
'Byrd: Hodie Simon Petrus & other sacred music' (CDA67653)
Byrd: Hodie Simon Petrus & other sacred music
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Details

Laetania
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The Laetania (Litany) in honour of all the saints is beautiful yet entirely functional music, a world away from the high art form of the other Gradualia pieces. Yet at the words of the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) Byrd cannot resist writing music with a more impassioned nature. Not surprising from a man for whom texts, their context and subtext, were clearly everything.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2009

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67653 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-65308
Duration
8'57
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 8
    Release date: February 2009
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