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Hei mihi, Domine
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Hei mihi, Domine must rank as one of the most powerful penitential motet of the period. Scored for SSATTB it was eventually published alongside Requiem Masses. In Hei mihi, Domine the imitation at the opening is architectural, though a chromaticism in the manuscript has led to the editorial addition of two further accidentals which greatly intensify the prevailing mood of desolation. Later on Guerrero allows himself a very brief moment of madrigalian word-painting, at ‘Ubi fugiam?’ (‘Where should I flee?’), before the music culminates, as in Usquequo, in simple block chords, here to underline the words ‘Miserere mei’ (‘Have mercy on me’).

from notes by Peter Phillips © 2005

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Details for CDGIM040 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-ADM-06-04008
Duration
4'21
Recording date
Recording venue
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Neil Hutchinson
Hyperion usage
  1. Guerrero: Missa Surge propera (CDGIM040)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: January 2006
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