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Mortuus est Philippus Rex
1598; 7vv; 'in exequiis Catholici Regis Philippi ij'
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'Mortuus est Philippus Rex' (CDH55248)
Mortuus est Philippus Rex
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Mortuus est Philippus Rex

At the time of King Philip’s death Ambrosio Cotes was maestro de capilla at Valencia Cathedral. His grand motet for seven voices, surviving in part-books kept at the Royal College of Corpus Christi (familiarly ‘The Patriarca’) in Valencia, bears the superscription ‘In exequiis Catholici Regis Philippi ij’. There can be little doubt that it was composed for a memorial service celebrated at the cathedral soon after the royal exequies had taken place in Madrid on 18 and 19 October 1598, some five weeks after Philip’s death and prompt burial at the Escorial.

from notes by Bruno Turner ę 1998

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Details for CDH55248 track 1
Recording date
10 February 1998
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Morten Winding
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Mortuus est Philippus Rex (CDA67046)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: September 1998
    Deletion date: August 2005
    Superseded by CDH55248
  2. Mortuus est Philippus Rex (CDH55248)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: August 2009
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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