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Sanctus and Benedictus

author of text
Ordinary of the Mass

The music of Gabriel Díaz Bessón, one of the most notable and prolific Spanish composers active during the early seventeenth century, was fully represented in João IV’s library which included an enormous number of his polychoral Masses and settings of the Psalms. This simple Sanctus and Benedictus for four voices was copied from his book Luctus ecclesiae and also forms part of his Missa ferial sung during the Lenten season.

from notes by Bernadette Nelson 1996


Holy Week at the Chapel of the Dukes of Braganza
CDA66867Archive Service


Track 3 on CDA66867 [2'23] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA66867 track 3

Recording date
4 February 1996
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Holy Week at the Chapel of the Dukes of Braganza (CDA66867)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: September 1996
    Deletion date: October 2007
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