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Alleluia. Ora pro nobis

4vv SATB
author of text

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor), Robert Evans (bass), Robert Rice (baritone)
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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: 4 minutes 0 seconds

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

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From Tallis' early period is the short Alleluia. Ora pro nobis for four voices. There is clearly a melody in the medius or alto part which means it can be identified as a liturgical text to be sung at Lady Mass (a daily celebration of the Eucharist which used texts relating to the Virgin Mary) on Tuesdays from Pentecost to Advent. The addition of a plainsong opening, or incipit, and the verse ‘Ora pro nobis’ allows a complete performance.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2013

La présence évidente d’une mélodie à la partie de medius ou d’alto dans le court Alleluia. Ora pro nobis à quatre voix induit qu’il s’agit d’un texte liturgique à chanter lors d’une messe de la Vierge (célébration quotidienne de l’eucharistie usant de textes mariaux), chaque mardi, de la Pentecôte à l’Avent. L’ajout d’une ouverture grégorienne, ou incipit, et du verset «Ora pro nobis» permet une exécution complète.

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

Ebenfalls aus dieser frühen Periode stammt das kurze Alleluia. Ora pro nobis für vier Stimmen. In der Medius- oder Alt-Stimme ist offenbar eine Melodie, was bedeutet, dass es sich hierbei um einen liturgischen Text für die sogenannte „Lady Mass“ handelt (eine tägliche Zelebration der Eucharistie, in der Texte mit Bezug auf die Jungfrau Maria verwendet wurden), die an den Dienstagen von Pfingsten bis zum Advent stattfand. Die Hinzufügung eines Cantus planus zu Beginn (ein Incipit) und des Verses „Ora pro nobis“ lässt eine vollständige Aufführung zu.

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

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