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Salve sola Dei genetrix
4vv; Gradualia 1605 II:xvii
author of text
Anonymous paraphrase of the Ave Maria

'Byrd: Assumpta est Maria & other sacred music' (CDA67675)
Byrd: Assumpta est Maria & other sacred music
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Salve sola Dei genetrix
Salve sola Dei genetrix is a very unusual text. Scored for three high voices with a low voice, it is a setting of an anonymous paraphrase of the Ave Maria text which is heavily influenced by madrigalian gestures and ideas, most notably at the words ‘nunc, et in extrema’ and ‘o ne morte relinquas’ where the use of rhetoric and harmony sounds closer to early Monteverdi than to Byrd himself.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2009

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67675 track 14
Recording date
12 November 2008
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 14
    Release date: September 2009
    Please, someone, buy me …
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