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Audivi vocem de caelo

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Matthew 25: 4-6; Responsory at Matins on All Saints’ Day

 
Audivi vocem is one of Tallis's most purely beautiful compositions. A setting of the respond at the service of Matins on All Saints’ Day, it makes use of Sarum Rite chant, which means it must have been written before 1559 when this rite was finally abandoned. The style of the music, however, suggests a date rather earlier than Mary’s reign, with its avoidance of imitation and uninflectedly modal harmonies.

from notes by Peter Phillips © 1998

Audivi vocem, l’une de ses oeuvres à la beauté la plus pure, est une mise en musique du répons des matines de la Toussaint – recourant au plain-chant du rite de Sarum, elle fut probablement écrite avant 1559 (date à laquelle ce rite fut définitivement abandonné). Évitant l’imitation et les harmonies modales sans inflexions, le style musical suggère, toutefois, une date plutôt antérieure au règne de Marie.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Phillips © 1998
Français: Gimell

Audivi vocem ist dabei sicherlich eine seiner schönsten Kompositionen überhaupt. Als Vertonung des Responsoriums der Frühmette zu Allerheiligen verwendet es den in der Liturgie von Salisbury gebräuchlichen Gesang, was bedeutet, daß das Werk vor 1559 entstanden sein muß, als diese Form der Liturgie endgültig eingestellt wurde. Stilistisch jedoch legt die Musik mit ihrer Vermeidung von Imitationen und der unmodulierten modalen Harmonik ein wesentlich früheres Entstehungsdatum als die Regierungszeit Marias nahe.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Phillips © 1998
Deutsch: Matthias Lehmann

Recordings

The Essential Tallis Scholars
CDGIM2012CDs for the price of 1
Tallis: Missa Puer natus est nobis & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68026Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Tallis: The Tallis Christmas Mass
Studio Master: CDGIM034Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 4 on CDGIM201 CD2 [4'11] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 4 on CDGIM034 [4'09]
Track 9 on CDA68026 [3'44]

Track-specific metadata for CDGIM201 disc 2 track 4

Artists
ISRC
GB-ADM-98-00020
Duration
4'11
Recording date
Recording venue
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. The Essential Tallis Scholars (CDGIM201)
    Disc 2 Track 4
    Release date: April 2003
    2CDs for the price of 1
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