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Salve regina a 8
composer
1576; 8vv double choir
author of text
Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

Recordings
'Victoria: Missa Trahe me post te & other sacred music' (CDH55376)
Victoria: Missa Trahe me post te & other sacred music
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Details
Track 11 on CDH55376 [12'03] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Salve regina a 8
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The Salve regina is the antiphon to the Blessed Virgin Mary which is sung from first vespers on Trinity Sunday to the Saturday before the first Sunday in Advent. Of the four settings of it which Victoria wrote, the most impressive and extended is the double-choir setting first published in the Gardane edition of 1576 and later reissued in 1600 in Madrid. The work is divided into seven separate sections and makes full use of contrasts between a choir of high voices and one of lower voices, and between reduced-voice fugal sections of great intensity and passages of staggering grandeur when the full resources of both choirs are used to create imposing sonorities and a sense of sublime serenity. This work must surely be accounted one of the greatest achievements of any composer in the era of polyphonic music.

from notes by Jon Dixon © 1994

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55376 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-73811
Duration
12'03
Recording date
18 March 1994
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Victoria: Missa Trahe me post te & other sacred music (CDA66738)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: October 1994
    Deletion date: January 2009
    Superseded by CDH55376
  2. Victoria: Missa Trahe me post te & other sacred music (CDH55376)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 2011
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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