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Missa Hodie Christus natus est
composer
8vv SSAB ATTB
author of text
Ordinary of the Mass

Recordings
'Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est & other sacred music' (CDH55367)
Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est & other sacred music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99 CDH55367  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 3 November 2014 Release  
Details
Movement 1: Kyrie
Track 5 on CDH55367 [3'15] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 3 November 2014 Release
Movement 2: Gloria
Track 6 on CDH55367 [5'01] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 3 November 2014 Release
Movement 3: Credo
Track 7 on CDH55367 [7'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 3 November 2014 Release
Movement 4: Sanctus
Track 8 on CDH55367 [3'40] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 3 November 2014 Release
Movement 5: Benedictus
Track 9 on CDH55367 [2'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 3 November 2014 Release
Movement 6: Agnus Dei
Track 10 on CDH55367 [4'29] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 3 November 2014 Release

Missa Hodie Christus natus est
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Palestrina’s double-choir Missa Hodie Christus natus est is a parody Mass closely based on the motet just described. It uses all the techniques noted above which give the motet such a brilliant and striking character and, while the precise use made of the musical material of the motet varies from one movement to another, the Mass bears the imprint of the motet in all its movements. The Kyrie opens with an exact quotation (with the soprano lines exchanging parts) of the opening bars of the motet, and much of the opening ‘noe, noe’ material is re-used in slightly adapted form. In other places the material from the motet, often recognizable from its harmonic sequence, is used more loosely and is more considerably adapted and combined with other new material; but in others it is used with much less alteration. For example, all movements of the Mass apart from the Agnus Dei end with a use in the final section, with only minor amendments, of the almost boisterous triple-time last section of the motet. The result is an impressive Mass which exhibits all the excitement, clarity and sparkle of its model together with a certain sense of breadth and grandeur.

from notes by Jon Dixon © 2003

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Details for CDA67396 track 9
Benedictus
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-39609
Duration
2'14
Recording date
13 February 2003
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Palestrina: Music for Advent and Christmas (CDA67396)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: September 2003
    Deletion date: October 2013
    Superseded by CDH55367
  2. Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est & other sacred music (CDH55367)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: 3 November 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 3 November 2014 Release
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