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Precibus et meritis
Gesualdo is best known for his weird and wonderful madrigals, but he also turned his hand to composing motets. This one, from his first book of ‘cantiones sacrae’ – ‘sacred songs’ – was published in Naples in 1603. Its text is used up to the present day as part of the Apostolic Blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’, delivered by the pope every year at Easter and on Christmas Day.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013

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Details for CDGIM015 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-ADM-87-00040
Duration
3'00
Recording date
Recording venue
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Mike Clements
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  1. Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday (CDGIM015)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: November 1987
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