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O mors inevitabilis
composer
7vv; Epitaphium Josquini
author of text

Recordings
'Richafort: Requiem & other sacred music' (CDA67959)
Richafort: Requiem & other sacred music
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O mors inevitabilis
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Jheronimus Vinders is known only for a brief tenure as zangmeester at what is now the cathedral church of Ghent, in 1525–6. As well as his ‘Epithaphium Josquini’, Vinders based a Missa Stabat mater on a motet by Josquin; his other known compositions include three further Mass-settings, half a dozen motets, and three Dutch songs. O mors inevitabilis creates an impressive texture in its brief duration of sixty breves, due principally to its seven-voice scoring. Two of the central voices paraphrase the ‘Requiem aeternam’ chant, one in a conventional manner and the other more freely, including apparently the Psalm tone to which the words are sung at the end of the Requiem Mass as part of the Communion Proper. A copy of the poem, along with a small portrait of Josquin, was hung in the church of St Gudule, Brussels, but would seem to have been lost during the sixteenth century.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2012

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67959 track 14
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-12-95914
Duration
2'40
Recording date
1 August 2010
Recording venue
Kloster Pernegg, Waldviertel, Austria
Recording producer
Colin Mason
Recording engineer
Markus Wallner
Hyperion usage
  1. Richafort: Requiem & other sacred music (CDA67959)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: August 2012
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