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Track(s) taken from CDGIM031

Maria Magdalene et altera Maria

Motteta Francisci Guerreri, 1570; 6vv; SSATBarB; Dominica in resurrectione Domini
author of text
after Mark 16: 1-2, 5-6

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: September 1997
Total duration: 8 minutes 7 seconds

Cover artwork: Santa Maria Magdalena Penitent (detail) ((c1576)) by Doménikos Theotokópoulos (El Greco) (1541-1614)
Museu de Monserrat, Barcelona

Other recordings available for download

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)


'The Tallis Scholars are on superb form, the overall sound vibrant and immediate with solo sections (such as the Benedictus) providing contrast through a more introspective approach. Even if you've never heard of Lobo, or have never bought a CD of late-Renaissance polyphony before, try this one—you'll be bowled over' (Gramophone)
Maria Magdalene et altera Maria tells the entire story of the Saint’s visit to the tomb. Here Guerrero is in one of his most descriptive moods. The tender repeated first-inversion chords at the words ‘ungerent Jesum’ (‘to anoint Jesus’), for example, and the clarion call announcement of Christ’s resurrection towards the end of the second part clearly belong to the world of madrigal composition. This narrative motet uses no repetition of musical material and impels the listener forward in a spiritual journey.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2010

Maria Magdalene et altera Maria reprend tout le récit de la visite que la Sainte fit au tombeau. Guerrero est là dans une de ses veines les plus descriptives. Les tendres accords répétés, à l’état de premier renversement, aux mots «Ungerent Jesum» («pour oindre Jésus»), par exemple, et l’annonce en appel de clairon de la résurrection du Christ, vers la fin de la deuxième partie, sont clairement madrigalesques. Sans jamais répéter le moindre matériel musical, ce motet propulse l’auditeur dans un voyage spirituel.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2010
Français: Hypérion

In Maria Magdalene et altera Maria wird die gesamte Geschichte des Heiligenbesuchs bei der Grabstätte erzählt. Hier ist Guerrero ganz besonders anschaulich. Die zarten, wiederholten Akkorde in der ersten Umkehrung bei den Worten „ungerent Jesum“ („Jesus zu salben“), zum Beispiel, oder die fanfarenartige Verkündigung von Christi Auferstehung gegen Ende des zweiten Teils stammen ganz offensichtlich aus der Sphäre der Madrigalkomposition. In dieser narrativen Motette wird kein musikalisches Material wiederholt und der Hörer wird auf eine spirituelle Reise geschickt.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2010
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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