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Track(s) taken from CDGIM031

Ave regina caelorum

author of text
Antiphon to the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the Feast of the Purification until the Wednesday in Holy Week

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: September 1997
Total duration: 3 minutes 34 seconds

Cover artwork: Santa Maria Magdalena Penitent (detail) ((c1576)) by Doménikos Theotokópoulos (El Greco) (1541-1614)
Museu de Monserrat, Barcelona


'The Tallis Scholars are on superb form, the overall sound vibrant and immediate with solo sections (such as the Benedictus) providing contrast through a more introspective approach. Even if you've never heard of Lobo, or have never bought a CD of late-Renaissance polyphony before, try this one—you'll be bowled over' (Gramophone)
The five-part Ave regina caelorum, with its strict canon between the two soprano parts (eight beats apart), pays homage to a work by Guerrero, in this case his motet Ave virgo sanctissima which deploys the same canon. It was intended for the service of Compline between Christmas and the Purification.

from notes by Peter Phillips © 1997

Pièce destinée à l’office de complies, entre Noël et la Purification, l’Ave regina caelorum à cinq voix, avec son canon strict entre les deux parties de soprano (à huit mesures d’écart), rend hommage à une oeuvre de Guerrero, Ave virgo sanctissima, un motet qui déploie le même canon.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Phillips © 1997
Français: Gimell

Das fünfstimmige Ave regina caelorum mit seinem strengen Kanon zwischen zwei (um acht Schläge gegeneinander versetzten) Sopranstimmen huldigt Guerrero, in diesem Fall seiner Motette Ave virgo sanctissima, die den gleichen Kanon benutzt. Das Werk war für die Andacht der Komplet zwischen Weihnachten und Mariä Lichtmess gedacht.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Phillips © 1997
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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