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Christe redemptor omnium 'Himnus unius Martyris' 1640
composer
Selva morale e spirituale (1640/1)
author of text
Hymn at First Vespers, Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord

Recordings
'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 1' (CDA67428)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 1
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'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 1' (SACDA67428)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 1
SACDA67428  Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
'The King's Consort Collection' (KING7)
The King's Consort Collection
KING7  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Details
Track 6 on CDA67428 [4'05]
Track 6 on SACDA67428 [4'05] Super-Audio CD — Deleted
Track 15 on KING7 [4'05] Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Christe redemptor omnium 'Himnus unius Martyris' 1640
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While the psalm settings of the Selva morale are scored for large groups of voices, the seven hymns are scored mainly for one or two voices with violins; only this one is for three voices, with violins playing both within the setting and between the verses. In the Selva it appears with the text ‘Deus tuorum militum’ underlaid, but Monteverdi indicates that it can be used for any hymn in the same metre. Here it is performed with the text of the Office Hymn for Christmas Vespers, ‘Christe redemptor omnium’.

from notes by John Whenham © 2003

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