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In caelestibus regnis
author of text
Antiphon for first Vespers, Feast of a Common Saint, probably at Easter

'Pergolesi: Stabat mater' (CDA66294)
Pergolesi: Stabat mater
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In caelestibus regnis
The third antiphon, In caelestibus regnis, is a unique surviving work for alto and strings. It is an example of the short type of piece that Pergolesi might have found time to write in between his operatic commissions when he was maestro di cappella to the Duke of Maddaloni. (The Duke, himself an amateur cellist and the dedicatee of Pergolesi’s Cello Sonata, might well have enjoyed playing the work’s leaping bass line.) A setting of the text of an antiphon for a common saint at First Vespers (with the Alleluia suggesting Eastertide as the most likely period in the Church calendar), In caelestibus regnis shows a different side to Pergolesi’s sacred music, and another contrasting compositional facet of this extraordinary composer.

from notes by Robert King © 1988

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66294 track 17
Recording date
4 December 1987
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Pergolesi: Stabat mater (CDA66294)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: September 1988
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