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Track(s) taken from CDH55367

Tui sunt caeli

5vv SATTB; cycle of Offertories published in two volume in Rome by Francis Coates, 1593
author of text
Offertory at Third Mass of Christmas

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Recording details: February 2003
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2003
Total duration: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Cover artwork: Nativity (1527) by Lorenzo Lotto (c1480-1556)
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'Ensemble is watertight throughout, and the Hyperion engineers have done a very good job of capturing the live-ness of the acoustic without every succumbing to muddiness. In sum, this is a brightly focused, clear-as-day tour through Palestrina’s Christmas music that seems to evoke Mediterranean sun rather than northern European snow … you have a good excuse to investigate' (MusicWeb International)» More
Tui sunt caeli is the Offertory from the Third Mass of Christmas and was published in 1593. This five-part motet is written in a flowing fugal manner with periodic short homophonic interjections which contrast effectively with the prevailing polyphonic style and prepare the way for a satisfying end to the piece.

from notes by Jon Dixon © 2003

Tui sunt caeli est l’offertoire (figurant dans la publication de 1593) de la troisième messe de Noël. Ce motet pour cinq voix est écrit à la manière d’une fugue avec de brèves interjections homophoniques offrant un contraste plein d’effet avec le style polyphonique principal et préparant l’auditeur à la fin superbe du morceau.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jon Dixon © 2003
Français: Marie Luccheta

Tui sunt caeli ist das Offertorium der dritten Weihnachtsmesse (aus der Publikation von 1593). Diese fünfstimmige Motette ist quasi fugal angelegt, wobei kurze, homophone Interjektionen einen sehr wirksamen Kontrast zu dem vorherrschenden polyphonen Stil ergeben und den Schluss des Stücks sehr schön vorbereiten.

aus dem Begleittext von Jon Dixon © 2003
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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