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Domine, quis habitabit?

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Psalm 15

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
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Recording details: November 2012
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Release date: September 2013
Total duration: 8 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: Title page from the Bishops' Bible quarto edition of 1569.
© The British Library Board / G.12188

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As the Votive Antiphon gradually went out of favour, composers and liturgists began to look around for other texts to set. The Book of Psalms (already being used by composers on the Continent) provided words to suit a variety of moods, and Psalm-motets started to appear during the 1540s. One text proved more popular than most, Psalm 15 or Domine, quis habitabit?. Not only Tallis, but also John Sheppard, Robert Parsons, Robert White (three times), William Mundy and William Byrd also set this text which, a little like the ‘commandment anthems’, gives information about how to live a godly life. Tallis’ setting is chaste and serious and clearly shows the influence of his Flemish contemporaries—only occasionally does he allow himself the luxury of some typically rich cadences.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2013

Lorsque l’antienne votive tomba peu à peu en disgrâce, compositeurs et liturgistes se mirent en quête de nouveaux textes à mettre en musique. Le Livre des psaumes (déjà utilisé sur le continent) leur en fournit, adaptés à différentes atmosphères, et le psaume-motet naquit dans les années 1540. Un texte s’avéra populaire entre tous, le psaume 15 ou Domine, quis habitabit?. Tallis, mais aussi John Sheppard, Robert Parsons, Robert White (trois fois), William Mundy et William Byrd mirent en musique ces paroles qui, un peu à la façon des «commandment anthems», indiquent comment mener une vie pieuse. Sous l’ascendant de ses contemporains flamands, Tallis signe une version chaste et grave—ne cédant que rarement au luxe de certaines cadences bien riches.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2013
Français: Hypérion

Als die Votiv-Antiphon zusehends weniger gebräuchlich wurde, sahen sich die Komponisten und Liturgiker immer mehr nach anderen Texten um, die sie vertonen konnten. Im Psalter (der bereits von den Komponisten auf dem europäischen Kontinent verwendet wurde) fanden sich Texte, die auf diverse Stimmungen passten, so dass sich im Laufe der 1540er Jahre die Psalm-Motette allmählich etablierte. Dabei war ein Text ganz besonders beliebt, nämlich Psalm 15 oder Domine, quis habitabit?—neben Tallis komponierten auch John Sheppard, Robert Parsons, Robert White (dreimal), William Mundy und William Byrd Vertonungen dieses Texts, der, ähnlich wie die „Gebots-Anthems“, eine Anleitung zum frommen Leben liefert. Tallis’ Vertonung ist schlicht und ernst und der Einfluss seiner flämischen Zeitgenossen ist deutlich zu erkennen—nur gelegentlich erlaubt er sich den Luxus einiger typisch reichhaltiger Kadenzen.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2013
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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