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O sacrum convivium

composer
5vv ATTBarB; Cantiones sacrae, 1575
author of text
Antiphon at Second Vespers on Corpus Christi

 
O sacrum convivium, a setting of the Magnificat Antiphon at Second Vespers on Corpus Christi, may well have started life as an instrumental piece to which words were later added. The exquisite close imitation is reminiscent of instrumental writing but—as with so much music from the sixteenth century—is apt for voices or viols.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2016

O sacrum convivium, sur l’antienne du Magnificat aux secondes vêpres sur Corpus Christi, vit peut-être le jour sous la forme d’une pièce instrumentale à laquelle des paroles furent ensuite ajoutées. L’imitation frappante et exquise rappelle l’écriture instrumentale, mais—comme pour tant de musique du XVIe siècle—elle convient aux voix ou aux violes.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2016
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

O sacrum convivium, eine Vertonung der Magnificat-Antiphon zur zweiten Vesper an Fronleichnam, war ursprünglich möglicherweise ein Instrumentalwerk, dem später der Text hinzugefügt wurde. Die herrliche enge Imitation deutet auf eine Instrumentalkomposition hin, eignet sich allerdings—wie so viele Werke des 16. Jahrhunderts—gleichermaßen für Singstimmen und Gamben.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2016
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Tallis: Spem in alium & other sacred music
CDA6815628 October 2016 Release
The Tallis Scholars Live in Oxford
Studio Master: CDGIM998Please, someone, buy me …Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Renaissance Radio
CDGIM2122CDs for the price of 1
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
CDGIM025
Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works
CDA66400
Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works
CDA30024Hyperion 30th Anniversary series — Last few CD copies remaining
Tallis: The Tallis Scholars sing Thomas Tallis
CDGIM2032CDs for the price of 1
Tallis: The Complete Works, Vol. 7
SIGCD029Download only

Details

Track 13 on CDA68156 [3'49] 28 October 2016 Release
Track 6 on CDGIM025 [3'38]
Track 4 on CDGIM203 CD2 [3'38] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 5 on CDGIM212 CD2 [3'38] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 6 on CDGIM998 [3'19] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 7 on CDA30024 [4'25] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series — Last few CD copies remaining
Track 7 on CDA66400 [4'25]
Track 2 on SIGCD029 [3'15] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA30024 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-40007
Duration
4'25
Recording date
7 July 1989
Recording venue
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works (CDA30024)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 2010
    Hyperion 30th Anniversary series — Last few CD copies remaining
  2. Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works (CDA66400)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: February 1990
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