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Peccantem me quotidie
composer
5vv ATTBarB; baritone part reconstructed by Michael Swithinbank
author of text
Seventh Respond at Matins, Office for the Dead

Recordings
'Parsons: Sacred Music' (CDA67874)
Parsons: Sacred Music
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Peccantem me quotidie
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One link between composers of the mid-sixteenth-century is their penchant for producing sets of Lamentations and Responds from the Office of Matins in the Funeral Rite. No Lamentations have survived from Parsons but settings were produced by Tallis, Osbert Parsley, White (two sets), Alfonso Ferrabosco and Byrd. It is interesting to note these names when looking at the three Funeral Responds set by Parsons, as three similar Responds are set both by Alfonso Ferrabosco and William Byrd. Libera me, Domine (9th Respond) is an austere work with the plainsong cantus firmus maintained throughout in the tenor part. Peccantem me quotidie (7th Respond) sounds more modern even though it carries the plainsong tune as a cantus firmus in the contratenor I part; its lines are smoother and there is more step-wise movement in the melodies and a greater reliance on plangent harmonies.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2011

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67874 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-87402
Duration
3'44
Recording date
17 November 2010
Recording venue
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell
Hyperion usage
  1. Parsons: Sacred Music (CDA67874)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: October 2011
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