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Christus factus est

composer
author of text
Philippians 2: 8-9

 
Like his younger brother Giovanni, Felice Anerio was a composer and priest whose sacred music follows closely in the tradition of Palestrina. Born in Rome, he sang as a boy in the choir of S. Maria Maggiore, and then in the papal Cappella Giulia under Palestrina. On the death of the latter in 1594 he was appointed composer to the papal choir, for which he wrote masses, motets, and other polyphonic music. Christus factus est, perhaps his best-known piece, does not appear in any of the volumes of his work published in his lifetime; the earliest extant source dates from 1840, and all others derive from it. The chromatic harmonic touches may have been added by the nineteenth-century editor; if not, it shows an influence of early baroque madrigal style not found in Palestrina.

from notes by Collegium Records 2009

Recordings

Anerio: Requiem
CDH55213
The Sacred Flame
COLCD134Download only

Details

Track 14 on CDH55213 [2'36]
Track 7 on COLCD134 [2'04] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDH55213 track 14

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-21314
Duration
2'36
Recording date
16 February 1990
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Anerio: Requiem; Anerio: Motets (CDA66417)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: November 1990
    Superseded by CDH55213
  2. Anerio: Requiem (CDH55213)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: March 2006
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