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Track(s) taken from CDA67669

Oratio Dominica

First line:
Pater noster, qui es in caelis
1607; re-published in the 1622 Cantiones Sacrae; SATB SATB; alternatim
author of text
Luke 11: 2b-4

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Recording details: February 2008
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Release date: October 2008
Total duration: 2 minutes 33 seconds

Cover artwork: Virgin and child holding a half-eaten pear (detail) (1512) by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'A superior festive selection box indeed' (Gramophone)

'The often highly expressive, sometimes quirky, and always well-crafted Magnificats and motets of Hieronymus Prateorius are a fine example of the strength-in-depth of German musical creativity. Andrew Carwood and The Cardinall's Musick ardently relish the interplay of voices in the eight-art scorings … the overall impression is compelling, fresh and immediate' (Choir & Organ)

'Their beautiful singing of such fine music deserves wide circulation' (Early Music Review)

'This superb disc … these are stunning performances, which is of course to be expected from this remarkable vocal ensemble … all are bathed in a richly texutred and highly variegated choral sound … Hieronymus Praetorius is considered by many to be one of the greatest North German composers of the first half of the seventeenth century. This release will surely go some way to convincing the rest of us of the truth of this assertion' (International Record Review)

'Hieronymus Praetorius gains his place in the sun with this outstanding release. The 16th-century organist and composer emerges as a master of vivid choral contrasts and effects' (Classic FM Magazine)

Oratio Dominica (a setting of The Lord’s Prayer for eight voices alternating with plainchant) elongates the notes of the plainchant in the second voice down in the polyphonic texture. Praetorius thereby achieves a grand and static effect in this highly polished miniature.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2008

Oratio Dominica (une mise en musique du Notre-Père à huit voix alternant avec le plain-chant) allonge les notes du plain-chant à la deuxième voix grave de la texture polyphonique, ce qui permet à Praetorius d’obtenir un effet grandiose et statique dans cette miniature raffinée à souhait.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Summerly © 2008
Français: Hypérion

Oratio Dominica (eine Vertonung des Vaterunsers für acht Stimmen, im Wechselgesang mit Choral) verlängert die Noten des Chorals in der zweiten Oberstimme im polyphonen Satz. Dadurch erreicht Praetorius in dieser fein geschliffenen Miniatur einen grandiosen, statischen Effekt.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Summerly © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel

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