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Regina caeli a 8
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Guerrero wrote two settings of this joyful Antiphon. In an intimate four-part version he used the local Spanish chant melody, but he produced the present grand eight-part one using the Roman melody, well known throughout Christendom. This came out in the Liber Vesperarum of 1584. Not startlingly antiphonal, it nevertheless is for eight voices distributed as two equal choirs. The ringing ‘Alleluia’ endings of each section show how vigorous Guerrero could be. It gives the lie to the impression that used to be passed on by music histories that would have Guerrero over-sweet, lacking the strength of Morales and Victoria.

from notes by Bruno Turner ę 1999

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Details for CDH55340 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-07510
Duration
3'34
Recording date
25 June 1998
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Guerrero: Missa De la batalla escoutez & other works (CDA67075)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: April 1999
    Deletion date: October 2007
    Superseded by CDH55340
  2. Guerrero: Missa De la batalla escoutez & other works (CDH55340)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: September 2009
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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