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Conditor alme siderum
composer
1584; Liber Vesperarum
author of text
Hymn at Vespers in Advent

Recordings
'Guerrero: Missa De la batalla escoutez & other works' (CDH55340)
Guerrero: Missa De la batalla escoutez & other works
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55340  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 12 on CDH55340 [4'13] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Conditor alme siderum
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This is the first hymn of the ecclesiastical year and the first of Guerrero’s set of liturgical Office Hymns included in his 1584 Vespers book. Guerrero sets the Spanish triple-time variant of the traditional melody, putting it into the stately measure called tempus perfectum. Thus the swinging tune is slowed so that it can be festooned with running counterpoint as the three accompanying voices surround the alto (verse 2), the treble (v4) and the bass (v6) when these voices carry the chant.

from notes by Bruno Turner ę 1999

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55340 track 12
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-07512
Duration
4'13
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 12
    Release date: April 1999
    Deletion date: October 2007
    Superseded by CDH55340
  2. Guerrero: Missa De la batalla escoutez & other works (CDH55340)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: September 2009
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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