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Heu mihi, Domine
4vv; Liber primus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quatuor vocum (Antwerp: Susato, 1553). RISM 1553/8
author of text
Fifth respond at Matins for the Dead, adapted

'Clemens non Papa: Requiem & Penitential Motets' (CDA67848)
Clemens non Papa: Requiem & Penitential Motets
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Heu mihi, Domine
Heu mihi, Domine makes expressive use of the rising minor sixth, and then reverts to the trusted formula of the semitone upper auxiliary note at ‘quia peccavi nimis’ (‘for I have sinned greatly’), before bringing the rising fourth and downward scale into play (‘Quid faciam miser?’—‘What shall I do, miserable?’). With homophony and expressive suspensions at ‘Ubi fugiam?’ (‘Where should I flee?’), the first section of this piece offers a catalogue of the devices used by Clemens and his contemporaries to bring out sorrowful feelings in their motet texts.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2010

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67848 track 14
Recording date
18 March 2010
Recording venue
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Antony Pitts
Recording engineer
Justin Lowe
Hyperion usage
  1. Clemens non Papa: Requiem & Penitential Motets (CDA67848)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: January 2011
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