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Dum complerentur
composer
1569; Liber primus motettorum
author of text
First Responsory at Matins on Whit Sunday; after Acts 2: 1-2

Recordings
'Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur & other music for Whitsuntide' (CDH55449)
Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur & other music for Whitsuntide
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55449  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 1 on CDH55449 [6'11] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Dum complerentur
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The celebrated motet Dum complerentur was pub­lished in the Liber primus motettorum, containing works for five to seven voices, printed at Rome in 1569. It is a vivid pictorial evocation of the ‘rushing wind’ of Pentecost, the sudden outpouring of the Holy Spirit described in the Acts of the Apostles. Palestrina uses the repeated ‘Alleluias’ of the text as a cue for a flowing musical figure precisely suggestive of this, and the exultant abundance of musical ideas during the course of the motet—each phrase has its own distinctive musical motive—similarly reflects the Spirit ‘blowing where it listeth’.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 2003

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55449 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-35301
Duration
6'11
Recording date
19 March 2002
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur & other music for Whitsuntide (CDA67353)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: January 2003
    Deletion date: January 2011
    Superseded by CDH55449
  2. Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur & other music for Whitsuntide (CDH55449)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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