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Gustate et videte
author of text
various sources; a meditation on the Eucharist; refrain is from Psalm 33

'Allegri: Miserere & the music of Rome' (CDA67860)
Allegri: Miserere & the music of Rome
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Gustate et videte
The meditation on the Eucharist Gustate et videte shows yet another new direction for late-Renaissance writers with its use of basso continuo and a selection of verses for duos and a trio. It is also unusual in that it uses a refrain. The various texts are drawn from a variety of sources: Isaiah 60: 16, a variant of Genesis 49: 20, a versicle and response from the service of Benediction and the Introit from Corpus Christi. The motet concludes with a rousing coda mixing words from Proverbs (used as a Tract for Corpus Christi) with an invitation to become spiritually over-full or ‘drunk’ (‘inebriamini’) with the sacramental blood of Christ.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2011

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67860 track 18
Recording date
21 April 2010
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Hyperion usage
  1. Allegri: Miserere & the music of Rome (CDA67860)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: February 2011
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