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Audivi vocem de caelo
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author of text
Matthew 25: 4-6; Respond at Matins on All Saints' Day

Recordings
'Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas & other sacred music' (CDH55052)
Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas & other sacred music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55052  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony' (CDS44401/10)
The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony
Buy by post £38.50 CDS44401/10  10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
Details
Track 5 on CDH55052 [4'16] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 6 on CDS44401/10 CD4 [4'16] 10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Audivi vocem de caelo
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Taverner’s setting of the Matins responsory for All Saints’ Day, Audivi vocem de caelo, follows the well-established pattern of plainchant alternating with polyphony which incorporates the chant as a cantus firmus. Its unusual scoring for four high voices may be attributable to the liturgical custom associated with All Saints’ Day, whereby the responsory was sung by a group of five boys supposedly representing the five virgins described in the lesson immediately preceding. In fact one of the lower parts is not the work of Taverner, but was added ad placitum by a colleague at Cardinal College, William Whytbroke.

from notes by Sally Dunkley © 2000

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Details for CDH55052 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-87-13405
Duration
4'16
Recording date
17 March 1984
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas & other sacred music (CDA66134)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: September 1987
    Deletion date: April 2000
    Superseded by CDH55052
  2. Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas & other sacred music (CDH55052)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: April 2000
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  3. The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony (CDS44401/10)
    Disc 4 Track 6
    Release date: November 2009
    10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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