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Confitebor tibi, Domine
4vv; tone 3; Di Dominico Phinot, Il primo Libro, Di Salmi, A quatro voci, a uno choro, con la gionta, di dui Magnificat (Venice: Scotto, 1555). P2022[A]-1555
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Psalm 110 (111)

'Phinot: Missa Si bona suscepimus & other sacred music' (CDA67696)
Phinot: Missa Si bona suscepimus & other sacred music
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Confitebor tibi, Domine
The form of the Vesper Psalm is in some ways less glamorous than for instance double-choir motets, but certainly more central to the lives of sixteenth-century church-goers. Confitebor tibi, Domine was one of the most frequently chanted Psalms, which would have been known by heart to the musicians: Phinot’s setting to the third tone follows the plainsong closely in the top voice of the polyphonic verses. A notably harmonic twist is the beginning of verse 9 (‘Sanctum et terribile nomen eius’), where an explicitly indicated flat in the bass part causes the music to move suddenly into uncharted territory: unlike in Pater peccavi, however, it quickly reverts to the chant reciting note.

from notes by Roger Jacob & Stephen Rice © 2009

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Details for CDA67696 track 13
Recording date
31 August 2008
Recording venue
The Chapel of Harcourt Hill campus, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Summerly
Recording engineer
Justin Lowe
Hyperion usage
  1. Phinot: Missa Si bona suscepimus & other sacred music (CDA67696)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: August 2009
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