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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 CDA67396 track 15
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-39615
Duration
14'33
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 & Christmas (CDA67396)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: September 2003
    Deletion date: October 2013
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