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Pater noster / Ave Maria
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Certainly the Pater noster / Ave Maria occupied a place very close to Josquin’s heart: this was the motet that, in his will, he asked to be performed posthumously before his house during all general church processions. Its heartfelt rendering of the two most fundamental Christian prayers respectively to God and the Virgin Mary, the prime intercessor, leaves no doubt of the acute awareness of its composer – admired and emulated by so many during his life and far beyond it - that he, like all of us, would end as dust. With the sublime intensity of its setting, and particularly of its unforgettable closing invocations, we are left with an abiding sense of Josquin’s mortality, and perhaps also of our own, ringing in our ears.

from notes by Andrew Kirkman © 2001

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67183 track 9
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-18309
Duration
7'52
Recording date
12 January 2000
Recording venue
St Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Josquin: Josquin and his contemporaries (CDA67183)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: September 2001
Licensing
1.Audio tour The Vatican: Rome
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