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Track(s) taken from CDA67978

Regina caeli I a 8

8vv; H vi, 165-70
author of text
Antiphon to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Paschal Time

The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)
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Recording details: June 2012
The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Antony Pitts
Engineered by Justin Lowe
Release date: April 2013
Total duration: 4 minutes 4 seconds

Cover artwork: The Resurrection (c1463) by Piero della Francesa (c1415-1492)
Pinacoteca, Sansepolcro, Italy / Bridgeman Art Library, London

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'The quality of the works is such that their neglect in the discography is puzzling … the Brabants seem very much at home here' (Gramophone)

'The singers enliven the texture with their nuanced renderings of the marvellous contrapuntal connections, and the recording makes the most of the double-choir effects in the final section' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Eastertide offertories, antiphons and motets from the master of Renaissance counterpoint. The spirited Surrexit pastor bonus, its accompanying antiphon Regina caeli and the gradual Haec dies are sung with a full-voiced, beefy intensity that lifts the music away from mere polite polyphony and gives it a really exciting energy' (The Observer)
In the eight-part Regina caeli (one of two eight-voice settings of this Marian antiphon) Palestrina reserves the double-choir antiphony for the final section, the first two verses being taken by one choir each, but once both choirs are working simultaneously the interplay between them is joyous indeed, particularly in the extended Alleluias.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2013

Le Regina caeli à huit parties (l’une des deux versions à huit voix de cette antienne mariale) réserve l’antiphonie à double chœur pour la section finale: chacun des deux premiers versets est assumé par un chœur mais, une fois les deux chœurs entrés simultanément, leurs échanges sont vraiment joyeux, surtout dans les Alléluias prolongés.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Rice © 2013
Français: Hypérion

Im Regina caeli (eine von zwei achtstimmigen Vertonungen dieser Marianischen Antiphon) wird die doppelchörige Antiphonie dem letzten Abschnitt vorbehalten—die ersten beiden Strophen werden jeweils von einem der beiden Chöre allein gesungen, doch wenn beide Chöre zusammenkommen, ist das Zusammenspiel sehr gelungen und fröhlich, besonders in den ausgedehnten Alleluias.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Rice © 2013
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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