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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 Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
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Recording details: November 2009
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Release date: August 2010
Total duration: 6 minutes 33 seconds

Cover artwork: The Penitent Magdalen by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
Private Collection / © Agnew's, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London

Other recordings available for download

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)


'This latest addition to Guerrero's discography is especially to be welcomed for his fine Mass on a motet by Thomas Crecquillon, in which one hears echoes of the style of Guerrero's near-direct contemporary, Palestrina. Like its model it is a joyful, extrovert piece, to which Andrew Carwood's singers respond with an equal measure of buoyancy and vigour' (Gramophone)

'This Mass, beautifully sung by The Cardinall's Musick, reflects Guerrero's soaring style' (The Independent)

'Since 1989, Andrew Carwood has nurtured the group to its current status as a leading exponent of Renaissance music, retaining the essential quality of individual vocal timbres that contribute to a refined, characterful mix and with a polish that is second to none … this entire disc is captivating in its fluency and expressive power' (The Daily Telegraph)

'This is one of the finest Guerrero discs … Carwood has given us a program of the highest distinction … it is beyond excellent' (Fanfare, USA)
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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Lobo: Missa Maria Magdalene
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