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Track(s) taken from CDA67938

Mass IX 'Cum iubilo'

author of text
Ordinary of the Mass

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor), Peter Stevens (organ)
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Recording details: October 2011
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: January 2013
Total duration: 8 minutes 36 seconds

Cover artwork: The Annunciation with two saints and four prophets (1333) by Simone Martini (1284-1344)
& Lippo Memmi (fl1317-1347). Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence / Giraudon / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'The choir is on excellent form and the recorded sound seems perfectly to capture a sense of place, of atmosphere' (Gramophone)

'This is an album for those who love the acoustic, the atmosphere and the traditions of the Roman Catholic Cathedral in London … the pacing and cohesion of the Agnus Dei of Paelstrina's Missa Emendemus in Melius is accomplished and moving, and their singing of plainsong with organ second-to-none' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The true musical spirit of the Lenten season … is to be found in the ancient antiphons, psalms and motets which have been part of the liturgical fabric of the season for centuries. This is what we have here, and an intensely beautiful CD it makes too … nobody could remain untouched by the profound beauty and timelessness of this music, and given these unaffected, sensitive and fluent performances from a choir which has been singing Lenten music in a liturgical context for decades, the result is something very special indeed … this is a beautifully devised programme, sung with ineffable perceptiveness by the Westminster choristers and recorded with utterly natural atmosphere by the Hyperion team' (International Record Review)
Mass IX (‘Cum iubilo’) is one of the jewels in the crown of the Kyriale, wherein the twelfth-century Dorian Kyrie, Mixolydian Gloria, and Lydian Sanctus and Agnus Dei each reflect their liturgical context to perfection.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2013

La Messe IX («Cum iubilo») est l’un des joyaux du Kyriale: le Kyrie dorien du XIIe, le Gloria mixolydien, le Sanctus et l’Agnus Dei lydiens reflètent chacun à la perfection leur contexte liturgique.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Summerly © 2013
Français: Hypérion

Messe IX („Cum iubilo“) ist eines der Juwelen in der Krone des Kyriale, in dem der liturgische Kontext des aus dem 12. Jahrhundert stammenden dorischen Kyrie, mixolydischen Gloria sowie lydischen Sanctus und Agnus Dei jeweils perfekt widergespiegelt wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Summerly © 2013
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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