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Planctus ante nescia
composer
author of text

Recordings
'Sacred & Secular Music' (CDH55148)
Sacred & Secular Music
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Track 2 on CDH55148 [8'16] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Planctus ante nescia
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The planctus or ‘complaint’ is a non-liturgical, devotional song which belongs to that large genre of musico-poetic composition known as the ‘sequence’, in which each stanza divides in half, marked by rhyme, and is sung to a repetition of the same music. Each new stanza normally receives new music, so the piece is in fact through-composed. Music was frequently re-used with different texts (contrafacta) and this planctus also exists, somewhat abbreviated, in both Middle English and Norman French versions. The monodic original is here accompanied by a second, improvised voice functioning essentially as a drone.

from notes by Paul Hillier © 1990

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55148 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-37002
Duration
8'16
Recording date
31 March 1987
Recording venue
St John-at-Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Robert van Bahr
Recording engineer
Robert van Bahr
Hyperion usage
  1. Sacred & Secular Music (CDA66370)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: November 1990
    Deletion date: January 2004
    Superseded by CDH55148
  2. Sacred & Secular Music (CDH55148)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: January 2004
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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