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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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The setting for double choir of Fratres ego enim accepi by Palestrina, a text commemorating the Last Supper was sung at Mass on Maundy Thursday at Vila Viçosa as Offertory. Palestrina’s motet is typical of the grand Roman polychoral style of the post-Tridentine era which had a profound effect on later Iberian composers of the counter-Reformation period. João IV had a keen interest in the music of Palestrina and, in defiance of earlier criticisms, defended his music in his treatise Respuestas (1654?).
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Fratres ego enim accepi a Domino,
quod et tradidi vobis.
Quoniam Dominus Jesus
in qua nocte tradebatur,
accepit panem, et gratias agens, fregit et dixit:
Accipite, et manducate:
hoc est corpus meum;
hoc facite in meam commemorationem.
What I received from the Lord, brothers,
I also handed to you.
For the Lord Jesus,
on the night he was betrayed,
took bread and, giving thanks, broke it and said:
Take, and eat:
this is my body;
do this in memory of me.