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Tenebrae factae sunt
15 March 1995; Vilnius; published in 2002
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Fifth Responsory at Matins on Good Friday

'Miškinis: Choral Music' (CDA67818)
Miškinis: Choral Music
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Tenebrae factae sunt
The emotional turmoil surrounding the death of Christ, as dramatically depicted in the Fifth Responsory for Good Friday, has inspired many choral composers. For his setting of Tenebrae factae sunt, Miškinis delivers a dramatic narrative. Particularly effective are the lamenting chords for ‘Deus meus’ and, following the angular and chromatic ‘ut quid me dereliquisti’, the serenity of ‘Et inclinato capite, emisit spiritum’. The piece begins and ends in a shroud of darkness weighed down with murky, tonally ambiguous chords.

from notes by Rupert Gough © 2010

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Details for CDA67818 track 4
Recording date
9 January 2010
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. Miškinis: Choral Music (CDA67818)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: November 2010
    Please, someone, buy me …
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