Sicut lilium inter spinas I

composer
author of text
Songs of Songs

 
This five-voice piece comes from Palestrina’s earliest set of motets, published in Rome in 1569; and to judge from its style it may be one of his student works. Already, though, it has all the poise and polish that make Palestrina’s music so famous. The words are from the biblical Song of Songs: ‘Like a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters of Adam’.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013

Recordings

The Essential Tallis Scholars
CDGIM2012CDs for the price of 1
Palestrina: The Tallis Scholars sing Palestrina
CDGIM2042CDs for the price of 1
Renaissance Radio
CDGIM2122CDs for the price of 1

Details

Track 8 on CDGIM204 CD1 [4'42] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 3 on CDGIM201 CD1 [4'45] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 12 on CDGIM212 CD1 [4'42] 2CDs for the price of 1

Track-specific metadata for CDGIM204 disc 1 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-ADM-89-00008
Duration
4'42
Recording date
Recording venue
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Mike Clements
Hyperion usage
  1. Palestrina: The Tallis Scholars sing Palestrina (CDGIM204)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: January 2005
    2CDs for the price of 1