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Alleluia. Veni, electa mea
composer
author of text
Response

Recordings
'Taverner: Western Wynde Mass & other sacred music' (CDH55056)
Taverner: Western Wynde Mass & other sacred music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55056  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony' (CDS44401/10)
The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony
MP3 £35.00FLAC £35.00ALAC £35.00Buy by post £38.50 CDS44401/10  10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
Details
Track 3 on CDH55056 [4'11] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 9 on CDS44401/10 CD3 [4'11] 10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Alleluia. Veni, electa mea
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In Alleluia. Veni, electa mea Taverner only provided music for the Alleluia and its jubilus or melismatic extension, but it is clear from instructions given in a setting of the same text by Nicholas Ludford (c1480–c1542) that the same polyphony should also be used for the choral part of the verse, ‘speciem tuam’. The performance recorded here conforms to the liturgical practice of Taverner’s time, including the use of two singers for the ‘solo’ portions of the chant. The top voice carries the chant melody, in mostly equal note values, a feature shared by a number of Taverner’s liturgical settings, while the three lower voices, after some initial snatches of imitation, provide a rhythmically animated and varied free counterpoint. Taverner responds to the spirit of the jubilus with a succession of overlapping scale passages which create a fine sense of climax.

from notes by John Heighway © 2000

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Details for CDS44401/10 disc 3 track 9
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-92-50703
Duration
4'11
Recording date
11 June 1991
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Taverner: Western Wynde Mass & other sacred music (CDA66507)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: June 1992
    Deletion date: May 2000
    Superseded by CDH55056
  2. Taverner: Western Wynde Mass & other sacred music (CDH55056)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: May 2000
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  3. The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony (CDS44401/10)
    Disc 3 Track 9
    Release date: November 2009
    10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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