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O nata lux de lumine

composer
Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (1575)
author of text
Hymn at Lauds on the Feast of the Transfiguration

 
O nata lux is a setting of two verses from the hymn at Lauds on the Feast of the Transfiguration. It makes no provision for the singing of the other verses and is obviously a motet in its own right rather than a hymn for Divine Office. Taking his earlier hymns as its starting point, it is homophonic throughout and perfect in its subtle harmonic and melodic touches and, rather in the manner of Tallis’s English anthems, it repeats its final section.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2005

O nata lux met en musique deux strophes de l’hymne entonnée à laudes lors de la fête de la Transfiguration. À l’évidence, cette pièce, qui n’envisage pas que l’on puisse chanter les autres strophes, est en soi davantage un motet qu’une hymne pour l’office divin. Prenant pour point de départ les hymnes antérieures de Tallis, elle est homophone de bout en bout, avec de subtiles et parfaites touches harmonico-mélodiques. Un peu à la manière des anthems du compositeur, elle répète sa section finale.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2005
Français: Hypérion

O nata lux ist eine Vertonung von zwei Versen eines Laudes-Hymnus des Festtages der Verklärung. Es scheint die anderen Verse auszuschließen und ist offenbar eine eigene Motette und nicht ein Hymnus für den Gottesdienst. Es geht von älteren Hymnussätzen aus, ist durchweg homophon und vollkommen in seinem feinen harmonischen und melodischen Schliff. Und ebenso wie in den englischen Anthems von Tallis wird auch hier der Schlussteil wiederholt.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2005
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

The Essential Tallis Scholars
CDGIM2012CDs for the price of 1
Exultate Deo
CDA66850
Sacred & Secular Music
CDH55148
Renaissance Radio
CDGIM2122CDs for the price of 1
The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol. 2
CDGIM2102CDs for the price of 1
Tallis: Gaude gloriosa & other sacred music
CDA67548
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
CDGIM025
Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works
CDA30024Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Tallis: The Complete Works, Vol. 7
SIGCD029Download only

Details

Track 8 on CDA30024 [1'58] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 14 on CDA66850 [2'00]
Track 11 on CDA67548 [1'57]
Track 10 on CDGIM025 [2'02]
Track 3 on CDGIM201 CD2 [2'05] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 3 on CDGIM210 CD2 [2'02] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 6 on CDGIM212 CD2 [2'02] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 7 on CDH55148 [1'54]
Track 4 on SIGCD029 [1'54] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA67548 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-54811
Duration
1'57
Recording date
14 January 2005
Recording venue
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Hyperion usage
  1. Tallis: Gaude gloriosa & other sacred music (CDA67548)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: July 2005
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