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Track(s) taken from CDA68026

Audivi vocem de caelo

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Matthew 25: 4-6; Responsory at Matins on All Saints’ Day

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
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Recording details: February 2013
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Release date: March 2014
Total duration: 3 minutes 44 seconds

Cover artwork: The Queen Mary Atlas (c1555-1558) by Diogo Homem (1521-1576)
© The British Library Board / Add. 5415 A, ff.9v−10

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'The new recording rivals the best of those available: it’s Hyperion’s Recording of the Month for March 2014 and it’s mine, too … the opening work on the new recording, Salvator mundi, Domine, from Compline, shows polyphony arising from the plainsong opening like an organic growth. It’s important that the transition should seem like moving from one world to another, yet appear to be seamless, and this The Cardinall’s Musick achieve to perfection. The scene is set for another CD to match the high quality of its two predecessors' (MusicWeb International)» More

'L'approche de Carwood est rhétorique : franche accentuation du texte dans des tempos allants, voix et lignes plus individualisées et sonorité moins ronde. L'influence de Pro Cantione Antiqua, revendiquée par Carwood, est évidente … il faudra suivre de près cette nouvelle traversée de l'univers de Thomas Tallis' (Diapason, France)» More

Audivi vocem is one of Tallis's most purely beautiful compositions. A setting of the respond at the service of Matins on All Saints’ Day, it makes use of Sarum Rite chant, which means it must have been written before 1559 when this rite was finally abandoned. The style of the music, however, suggests a date rather earlier than Mary’s reign, with its avoidance of imitation and uninflectedly modal harmonies.

from notes by Peter Phillips © 1998

Audivi vocem, l’une de ses oeuvres à la beauté la plus pure, est une mise en musique du répons des matines de la Toussaint – recourant au plain-chant du rite de Sarum, elle fut probablement écrite avant 1559 (date à laquelle ce rite fut définitivement abandonné). Évitant l’imitation et les harmonies modales sans inflexions, le style musical suggère, toutefois, une date plutôt antérieure au règne de Marie.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Phillips © 1998
Français: Gimell

Audivi vocem ist dabei sicherlich eine seiner schönsten Kompositionen überhaupt. Als Vertonung des Responsoriums der Frühmette zu Allerheiligen verwendet es den in der Liturgie von Salisbury gebräuchlichen Gesang, was bedeutet, daß das Werk vor 1559 entstanden sein muß, als diese Form der Liturgie endgültig eingestellt wurde. Stilistisch jedoch legt die Musik mit ihrer Vermeidung von Imitationen und der unmodulierten modalen Harmonik ein wesentlich früheres Entstehungsdatum als die Regierungszeit Marias nahe.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Phillips © 1998
Deutsch: Matthias Lehmann

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