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Track(s) taken from CDH55285

Mater ora filium

15th-century English
author of text

Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
Recording details: July 1996
Rickmansworth Masonic School Chapel, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 1997
Total duration: 1 minutes 23 seconds

Cover artwork: Simeon, from a fifteenth-century Book of Hours.

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William Towers (tenor), Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber (conductor)
This work seems to have had a liturgical function, appearing as the only polyphonic item in a Gradual of Sarum chant, and is based on a cantus firmus in the middle voice. The musical style features a lively top voice. Only brief, the work has great charm; the pleasing arch structure is given some fine surface detail in the form of a four-against-three rhythmic group, a false relation (B flat against B natural) and a decorative group of 5 notes in the time of 4 at the final cadence.

from notes by Geoffrey Webber © 2006

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