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Dum transisset Sabbatum II
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Mark 16: 1, 2; Third Respond at Matins on Easter Day

Recordings
'Taverner: Missa Sancti Wilhelmi & other sacred music' (CDH55055)
Taverner: Missa Sancti Wilhelmi & other sacred music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55055  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)   Download currently discounted
'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 2 on CDH55055 [6'35] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 7 on CDS44401/10 CD4 [6'35] 10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Dum transisset Sabbatum II
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In his setting of the Easter respond Dum transisset Sabbatum Taverner only composed polyphony for those portions of the chant which were sung by the full choir. In this he reversed the hitherto normal procedure for respond settings, and was perhaps reflecting the fact that at a richly endowed foundation like Cardinal College the entire choral body was skilled in the singing of polyphony. In common with Taverner’s other responds, the plainsong is sung in notes of equal value in one voice, in this case the tenor. The resultant ‘scaffolding’ creates a regular harmonic rhythm within which the other four voices combine in counterpoint which features a significant amount of imitation for this type of composition, suggesting that it is a comparatively late work.

from notes by John Heighway © 2000

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Details for CDH55055 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-42702
Duration
6'35
Recording date
21 April 1990
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 Sancti Wilhelmi & other sacred music (CDA66427)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: April 1991
    Deletion date: May 2000
    Superseded by CDH55055
  2. Taverner: Missa Sancti Wilhelmi & other sacred music (CDH55055)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: May 2000
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  3. The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony (CDS44401/10)
    Disc 4 Track 7
    Release date: November 2009
    10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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