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Track(s) taken from CDGIM031

O quam suavis est, Domine

Liber Primus Missarum, published in 1602 at the Royal Press in Madrid; 6vv; SSAATB
author of text
Antiphon at First Vespers on the Feast of Corpus Christi; Wisdom 12: 1, 16:21

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: September 1997
Total duration: 4 minutes 27 seconds

Cover artwork: Santa Maria Magdalena Penitent (detail) ((c1576)) by Doménikos Theotokópoulos (El Greco) (1541-1614)
Museu de Monserrat, Barcelona

Other recordings available for download

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)


'The Tallis Scholars are on superb form, the overall sound vibrant and immediate with solo sections (such as the Benedictus) providing contrast through a more introspective approach. Even if you've never heard of Lobo, or have never bought a CD of late-Renaissance polyphony before, try this one—you'll be bowled over' (Gramophone)
O quam suavis est, Domine is a glowing and warm expression of the words honouring the sweet sacrament of Communion. The six voices weave a rich harmonic texture but they each retain considerable individuality. Notice especially at the end how Lobo makes voice after voice climb gently through the others.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1985

O quam suavis est, Domine traduit avec éclat et chaleur les mots honorant le doux sacrement de la Communion. Les six voix tissent une riche texture harmonique tout en conservant chacune une immense singularité. Remarquez surtout comment, à la fin, Lobo fait se hisser les voix les unes après les autres.

extrait des notes rédigées par Bruno Turner © 1985
Français: Hypérion

O quam suavis est, Domine ist ein leuchtender und warmer Ausdruck der Worte, die das süße Sakrament des Abendmahls ehren. Die sechs Stimmen verbinden sich zu einem reichhaltigen harmonischen Klanggewebe, wobei sie jedoch ebenfalls ein beachtliches Maß an Individualität beibehalten. Besonders bemerkenswert ist das Ende, wo Lobo jede Stimme behutsam durch die anderen hindurch führt.

aus dem Begleittext von Bruno Turner © 1985
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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Studio Master: CDA68106Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
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