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Miserere mei, Deus

composer
author of text
Psalm 50 (51)

 
Scored for four high voices (with two superius parts), Almeida’s Miserere mei Deus is one of several such settings for up to eight voices by this composer in the Vila Viçosa archives. On Good Friday Psalm 50 was traditionally sung to the seventh Psalm tone; the juxtapositions between the familiar contour of the seventh tone and Almeida’s polyphonic setting may seem strange to modern ears, but such juxtapositions are a characteristic feature of many alternatim Psalm settings from this time (both for voices and for organ) which sometimes use a harmonic language seemingly at odds with the chant mode.

from notes by Bernadette Nelson 1996

Recordings

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

Details

Track 15 on CDA66867 [10'28] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA66867 track 15

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86715
Duration
10'28
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 15
    Release date: September 1996
    Deletion date: October 2007
    Archive Service
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