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Laetentur caeli 'Motet de St Barthélémy'
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The motet Laetentur caeli, in honour of the martyr St Bartholomew, is particularly Italianate, full of vocal melismas, and with the two voices imitating and chasing each other in thirds. At the same time there are moments of more dramatic, recitativo-like writing, as at ‘Hic est cuius cruciatu’, rich use of harmony to point words such as ‘crucem’ and ‘dolorem’ and an especially effective setting ‘O flebile martyrium’.

from notes by Robert King © 1991

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66474 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-47401
Duration
6'56
Recording date
8 December 1990
Recording venue
Tudeley Church, Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (CDA66474)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 1991
    Deletion date: March 2011
    Superseded by CDH55455
  2. Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (CDH55455)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: December 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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