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Track(s) taken from CDA67913

Illuxit nunc sacra dies

5vv; Il Terzo Libro di Motetti a Cinque Voci, published by Antonio Gardane in Venice in 1549
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The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)
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Recording details: August 2012
The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Antony Pitts
Engineered by Phil Rowlands
Release date: August 2013
Total duration: 2 minutes 25 seconds

Cover artwork: La Vie Seigneuriale: Scene Galante (c1500).
Musée national du Moyen Âge et des Thermes de Cluny, Paris / Giraudon / Bridgeman Art Library, London

Illuxit nunc sacra dies is a straightforward short piece in celebration of the Nativity. Its vigorous rhythms, use of imitation in thirds and close stretto entries all contribute to the sense of rejoicing, which a short section of triple time near the end underlines.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2013

Illuxit nunc sacra dies est une pièce directe et courte, célébrant la Nativité. Ses rythmes vigoureux, son recours à l’imitation en tierces et aux entrées en strette serrées contribuent au sentiment de réjouissance, que souligne, vers la fin, une brève section ternaire.

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

Illuxit nunc sacra dies ist ein schlicht und kürz Stück, in dem die Geburt Christi gefeiert wird. Die lebhaften Rhythmen, Imitation in Terzen und engen Stretto-Einsätze tragen alle zu der jubelnden Atmosphäre bei, die ein kurzer Abschnitt im Dreiertakt kurz vor Ende ebenfalls untermauert.

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

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