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Track(s) taken from CDA66400

O sacrum convivium

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

Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Recording details: July 1989
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1990
Total duration: 4 minutes 25 seconds

Cover artwork: The Nativity (detail) by Gérard David (active 1484-1523)

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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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