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Track(s) taken from CDH55358

Ave maris stella

1600; alternatim with chant from Psalterium chorale / Una cum Hymnario toto, Venice, 1585, fol.124r
author of text
Hymn at First Vespers on Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Recording details: March 1984
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: May 1988
Total duration: 6 minutes 24 seconds

Cover artwork: The Virgin with a rabbit (c1530) by Titian (c1488-1576)

Victoria set the Hymn Ave maris stella twice and published one version in 1581 and this second one in 1600. Alternate verses are sung to plainsong (in one of the many variants of this memorable tune) and the polyphony paraphrases and elaborates it. Ave maris stella is the Hymn at First Vespers on Feasts of the Blessed Virgin.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1984

Par deux fois, Victoria mit en musique l’hymne Ave maris stella—une version parut en 1581, l’autre (celle enregistrée ici) en 1600. Un verset sur deux y est exécuté en plain-chant (dans l’une des nombreuses variantes de cette mélodie mémorable), que la polyphonie paraphrase et développe. Ave maris stella est l’hymne des premières vêpres des fêtes de la sainte Vierge.

extrait des notes rédigées par Bruno Turner © 1984
Français: Hypérion

Victoria vertonte den Hymnus Ave maris stella zweimal und veröffentlichte die eine Version im Jahre 1581 und die andere (hier vorliegende) 1600. Alternierende Verse werden im Cantus planus (in einer der vielen Varianten dieser einprägsamen Melodie) gesungen, der polyphon paraphrasiert und verziert wird. Ave maris stella ist der Hymnus zur Ersten Vesper der Marienfeste.

aus dem Begleittext von Bruno Turner © 1984
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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