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Laus tibi, sacra rubens
composer
5vv
author of text
De sacrosancto Christi sanguine qui Brugis veneratur, from Sylvula carminum, non minus docta quam iucunda, Bruges, 1544

Recordings
'Willaert: Missa Mente tota & Motets' (CDA67749)
Willaert: Missa Mente tota & Motets
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Laus tibi, sacra rubens
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Although Willaert spent a long part of his life as chapel master of the Venetian basilica di San Marco, we know that he visited his native Flanders twice. His first visit, in 1542, left a compositional trace: the five-voice Laus tibi, sacra rubens celebrates the Holy Blood, the relic of which is kept in Bruges at the eponymous chapel. The motet is based on a poem by Stephanus Comes which was published in the collection Sylvula carminum, non minus docta quam iucunda (Bruges, 1544). The text is written in elegiac distichs and offers a brief survey of the history of the Holy Blood, from Christ’s crucifixion to its arrival in Bruges. It is a very expressive poem, both in terms of content and word-sound. In his setting, Willaert intensifies these qualities by effective musical means.

from notes by Katelijne Schiltz © 2010

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67749 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-10-74907
Duration
4'41
Recording date
21 June 2009
Recording venue
Wallfahrtskirche, St Wolfgang bei Weitra, Austria
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Markus Wallner
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  1. Willaert: Missa Mente tota & Motets (CDA67749)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: June 2010
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