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De la virge Katerine/Quant froidure/Agmina milicie/AGMINA
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Agmina milicie

Recordings
'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (CDH55273)
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55273  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 6 on CDH55273 [2'15] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

De la virge Katerine/Quant froidure/Agmina milicie/AGMINA
In this piece the essential idea of the polytextual motet is carried to its limit. Here are three separate poems which speak of two different subjects in two different languages. Since the note-values of the Tenor are fairly long relative to those of the upper parts, there is a ‘pedal’ effect in many measures. There is a very clear contrast in the piece between a first section, where all the voices phrase together, and a second, where the phrases overlap and we sense that each part is struggling for mastery. The strategic placing of the penultimate dissonance—in this case an added sixth—produces a striking effect.

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Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66423 track 6
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-42306
Duration
2'15
Recording date
23 March 1990
Recording venue
Church of the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (CDA66423)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: September 1990
    Deletion date: January 2006
    Superseded by CDH55273
  2. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (CDH55273)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: February 2007
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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