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Salve regina a 4
4vv; Gradualia 1605 II:xii
author of text
Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

'Byrd: Assumpta est Maria & other sacred music' (CDA67675)
Byrd: Assumpta est Maria & other sacred music
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Salve regina a 4
The Salve regina is a setting of one of the most popular texts in honour of the Virgin. Byrd had already produced a more extended setting (published in 1591) but this later composition is more succinct and chamber-like. It contains some typical traits, like the downward semitones for ‘gementes et flentes’ (‘groaning and weeping’), but is on a much smaller canvas than the earlier version.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2009

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67675 track 7
Recording date
27 April 2009
Recording venue
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Hyperion usage
  1. Byrd: Assumpta est Maria & other sacred music (CDA67675)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: September 2009
    Please, someone, buy me …
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