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Spiritus Sanctus replevit totam domum

composer
8vv
author of text
Acts 2: 2-4

 
In the eight-part motet Spiritus Sanctus, Palestrina takes the antiphonal writing implicit in Dum complerentur to its logical conclusion, using the two groups in alternation to provide dramatic textural contrasts and achieving magnificent climactic moments by bringing them together again. Spiritus Sanctus is a joyful explosion of sound, depicting in the clearest of terms the Holy Spirit ‘filling the whole house’ and ending with a magnificent ‘Alleluia’.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 2003

Dans le motet à huit voix Spiritus Sanctus, Palestrina reprend l’écriture antiphonaire implicite de Dum complerentur et l’amène vers sa conclusion logique en se servant de deux groupes en alternance pour offrir de dramatiques contrastes de textures et pour parvenir à des moments paroxysmiques magnifiques lorsqu’il les réunit. Spiritus Sanctus est une joyeuse explosion de sons dépeignant dans des termes les plus lumineux le Saint-Esprit «emplissant toute la maison» et se terminant sur un très bel «Alléluia».

extrait des notes rédigées par Ivan Moody © 2003
Français: Isabelle Battioni

In Spiritus Sanctus zieht Palestrina die logischen Schluss­folgerungen aus der in Dum complerentur angedeuteten anti­phonalen Kompositionsweise. Er setzt zwei sich abwechselnde Gruppen zur Schaffung dramatischer Kontraste zwischen unterschiedlichen Texturen ein. Bei der erneuten Zusammen­führung beider Gruppen gelingen Palestrina großartige Höhe­punkte. Spiritus Sanctus ist eine freudige Klangexplosion, die musikalisch in bild­haftester Form den Heiligen Geist nachzeichnet, der „das Haus füllt“. Diese Motette endet mit einem grandiosen „Alleluia“.

aus dem Begleittext von Ivan Moody © 2003
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

Recordings

Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur & other music for Whitsuntide
CDH55449

Details

Track 13 on CDH55449 [3'39]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55449 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-35313
Duration
3'39
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 13
    Release date: January 2003
    Deletion date: January 2011
    Superseded by CDH55449
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