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Magnificat primi toni
composer
third volume of Magnificats
author of text
Luke 1: 46-55

Recordings
'Palestrina: Music for Advent & Christmas' (CDA67396)
Palestrina: Music for Advent & Christmas
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Magnificat primi toni
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The Magnificat Primi toni is a composition which comes from Palestrina’s third volume of magnificats. It is, like most of his magnificats, written in the alternatim style, but, unlike many of them, it employs up to six voices. Its style is mainly polyphonic and fugal and has a rich texture, but variety is obtained by using different combinations of high and low voices and in places a lighter texture. The magnificat is preceded and followed by its plainsong antiphon ‘Hodie Christus natus est’, on which, as explained above, the double-choir motet and the mass are based.

from notes by Jon Dixon © 2003

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDGIM994 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-ADM-94-00021
Duration
6'27
Recording date
2 February 1994
Recording venue
Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs & Ben Turner
Hyperion usage
  1. The Tallis Scholars Live in Rome (CDGIM994)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: September 1994
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