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Ego flos campi
composer
7vv
author of text
Song of Songs 2: 1–2; 4: 15

Recordings
'Clemens non Papa: Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis' (CDGIM013)
Clemens non Papa: Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis
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'The Essential Tallis Scholars' (CDGIM201)
The Essential Tallis Scholars
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'My Beloved's Voice' (SIGCD370)
My Beloved's Voice
SIGCD370  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Renaissance Radio' (CDGIM212)
Renaissance Radio
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'Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 1' (GIMBX301)
Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 1
GIMBX301  Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only  
'Vaet: Missa Ego flos campi & other sacred music' (CDA67733)
Vaet: Missa Ego flos campi & other sacred music
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67733  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Details
Track 6 on CDGIM201 CD1 [4'09] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 4 on CDGIM212 CD1 [4'11] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 13 on GIMBX301 CD3 [4'11] Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only

Ego flos campi
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One spell of employment held by Clemens—tellingly, for a period of only three months—was at the leading religious confraternity of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap in ’s-Hertogenbosch, during the autumn of 1550. The motto of this guild, devoted to performing good works (and good music) in the name of Our Lady, was ‘Sicut lilium inter spinas’ (‘As a lily among thorns’: one of many standard references to what was by this stage of late-medieval devotion regarded as the perpetual virginity of Mary). That Clemens should write a motet in seven parts (a Marian number) in which this very phrase is uttered three times in homophony, first by a high-voice group, then a low, then finally the entire choir, suggests strongly that the Broederschap was involved in its genesis. The beauty of this moment is enhanced by its central position in the piece: just as the Virgin is a lily among thorns, so her motto is set in simple chords between complex polyphony. The motet concludes with descriptions of streams of waters flowing down from Lebanon, aptly depicted in wave-like phrases passed between the voices.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2009

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Details for CDA67733 track 14
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-09-73314
Duration
3'37
Recording date
28 May 2008
Recording venue
Kloster Pernegg, Waldviertel, Austria
Recording producer
Stephen Rice
Recording engineer
Markus Wallner
Hyperion usage
  1. Vaet: Missa Ego flos campi & other sacred music (CDA67733)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: March 2009
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