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Christe redemptor omnium

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chant verses
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fauxbourdon verses
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The hymn Christe redemptor omnium is a poetic meditation on the Feast of Christmas in seven verses. The repertory of hymns for Divine Office is one of the most beautiful and seems to have generated wonderfully thoughtful and satisfying melodies from the chant writers. The falsobordone setting used here provides a stimulating juxtaposition and was written by Matthew Martin, the Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2006

L’hymne Christe redemptor omnium est une méditation poétique, en sept strophes, sur la fête de Noël. Le répertoire des hymnes de l’office divin—l’un plus beaux—semble avoir inspiré aux auteurs de plain-chant des mélodies merveilleusement réfléchies et gratifiantes. Le falsobordone utilisé ici offre une stimulante juxtaposition; il fut écrit par Matthew Martin, le Assistant Master of Music à la cathédrale.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2006
Français: Hypérion

Der Hymnus Christe redemptor omnium ist eine poetische Meditation in sieben Strophen über das Weihnachtsfest. Das Hymnenrepertoire für die Stundenliturgie gehört zu den schönsten Texten und scheint die Choralkomponisten zur Schaffung wunderbar durchdachter und befriedigender Melodien angeregt zu haben. Die hier herangezogene Fauxbourdon-Vertonung liefert einen interessanten Kontrast und wurde von Matthew Martin, dem stellvertretenden Master of Music [Kantor] der Kathedrale von Westminster, komponiert.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2006
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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Christmas Vespers at Westminster Cathedral
CDA67522

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Track 25 on CDA67522 [4'06]

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