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Salva nos, Domine

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Like many motets composed around 1500, this one is cleverer than it sounds. Jean Mouton made it by taking a plainchant melody and working it in canon: two voices sing the tune, but starting at different times and on different notes. He then added four more parts, embedding the canon in sumptuously rich polyphony. The words come from the evening service of Compline: ‘Save us, Lord, whilst awake, guard us whilst sleeping’.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013


Mouton: Missa Dictes moy toutes voz pensées
Studio Master: CDGIM047Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
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Track 9 on CDGIM047 [2'31]
Track 5 on CDGIM212 CD1 [2'31] 2CDs for the price of 1
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Track 6 on HYP201509 [2'30] Download-only monthly sampler

Track-specific metadata for CDGIM047 track 9

Recording date
Recording venue
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Mouton: Missa Dictes moy toutes voz pensées (CDGIM047)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: October 2012
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