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Missa Ave Maria peregrina
4vv, 5vv in Agnus Dei
author of text
Ordinary of the Mass

'Peñalosa: Masses' (CDH55326)
Peñalosa: Masses
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Movement 1: Kyrie
Movement 2: Gloria
Movement 3: Credo
Movement 4: Sanctus
Movement 5: Benedictus
Movement 6: Agnus Dei

Missa Ave Maria peregrina

In the Missa Ave Maria peregrina, mainly for four voices, Peñalosa incorporates sections of the plainchant Ave Maria. However, in addition he uses long sections of Salve regina: beginning in Sanctus and Hosanna, the tenor sings the chant melody associated with the words ‘Spes nostra’ and ‘Illos tuos misericordes’. As a final tour de force Peñalosa constructs the climactic five-voice Agnus Dei around a secular tune, that of the Hayne chanson De tous biens plaine (there being an obvious symbolic significance of a love song in a Mass to the Virgin), in cancrizans canon against the section of the Salve regina beginning at the ‘Vita dulcedo’ verse, all the while surrounding the two structural voices with flowing counterpoints of his own invention.

from notes by Martyn Imrie © 1993

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Details for CDA66629 track 6
Agnus Dei
Recording date
3 July 1992
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Peñalosa: Masses (CDA66629)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: March 1993
    Deletion date: July 2007
    Superseded by CDH55326
  2. Peñalosa: Masses (CDH55326)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: July 2011
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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