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Missa Sicut lilium inter spinas
composer
author of text
Ordinary of the Mass

Recordings
'Palestrina: The Tallis Scholars sing Palestrina' (CDGIM204)
Palestrina: The Tallis Scholars sing Palestrina
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Details
Movement 1: Kyrie
Movement 2: Gloria
Movement 3: Credo
Movement 4: Sanctus and Benedictus
Movement 5: Agnus Dei

Missa Sicut lilium inter spinas
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Sicut lilium by contrast is an early work, based on a motet which was published in the composer’s First Book of Motets in 1569. By contrast with the trumpet-like writing of Assumpta est Maria, the musical style here is more for string quartet, or viol consort: lucid, the working of the counterpoint at times very elaborate indeed. This can be heard at the beginning of the motet, where the point is treated to two complete expositions, from where it is transferred to the first Kyrie. Eventually all the movements except the Gloria open with imitative counterpoint. But underlying all this finely crafted polyphony is the perfumed atmosphere which the words of the motet (from the Song of Songs) originally inspired in Palestrina, and which, despite the long sentences of the Gloria and Creed, he managed to transfer to every corner of the Mass itself.

from notes by Peter Phillips © 2005

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Details for CDGIM204 disc 1 track 11
Credo
Artists
ISRC
GB-ADM-89-00011
Duration
9'01
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 11
    Release date: January 2005
    2CDs for the price of 1
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