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O sacrum convivium

5vv ATTBarB; Cantiones sacrae, 1575
author of text
Antiphon at Second Vespers on Corpus Christi

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: March 1992
Total duration: 3 minutes 38 seconds

Cover artwork: Henry VIII aged 49 by Hans Holbein the Younger (c1497-1543)
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O sacrum convivium, a setting of the Magnificat Antiphon at Second Vespers on Corpus Christi, may well have started life as an instrumental piece to which words were later added. The exquisite close imitation is reminiscent of instrumental writing but—as with so much music from the sixteenth century—is apt for voices or viols.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2016

O sacrum convivium, sur l’antienne du Magnificat aux secondes vêpres sur Corpus Christi, vit peut-être le jour sous la forme d’une pièce instrumentale à laquelle des paroles furent ensuite ajoutées. L’imitation frappante et exquise rappelle l’écriture instrumentale, mais—comme pour tant de musique du XVIe siècle—elle convient aux voix ou aux violes.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2016
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

O sacrum convivium, eine Vertonung der Magnificat-Antiphon zur zweiten Vesper an Fronleichnam, war ursprünglich möglicherweise ein Instrumentalwerk, dem später der Text hinzugefügt wurde. Die herrliche enge Imitation deutet auf eine Instrumentalkomposition hin, eignet sich allerdings—wie so viele Werke des 16. Jahrhunderts—gleichermaßen für Singstimmen und Gamben.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2016
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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