The seven-voice Tu es Petrus
, from the 1569 Liber primus motettorum
, and less familiar than the later six-voice setting, is a joyous celebration of confident faith in the church of Peter. Its seamless polyphonic flow, though not its harmonic language, suggests composers such as Morales and, especially, Gombert.
from notes by Ivan Moody © 1999
1.Audio tour St Peter & The Vatican: Florida International Museum, Western Reserve Historical Centre & Minnesota Historical Center, 2008