Weelkes published no further madrigals after 1608, and instead devoted himself to the production of a large quantity of church music, probably for use at Chichester Cathedral, despite the fact that he was constantly in trouble with the church authorities. Alleluia, I heard a voice is unified by recurring musical and verbal material, a device which the composer had earlier explored and developed through his madrigals.
from notes by Rupert Gough © 2008
|O sacrum convivium|
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