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Track(s) taken from CDH55317

Lamentation for Maundy Thursday

First line:
Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae
author of text
Lamentations 1: 1-3

Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Recording details: June 1989
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: July 1990
Total duration: 13 minutes 54 seconds

Cover artwork: Gold leaf interior of 17th-century Baroque chapel, Mexico.
Reproduced by kind permission of the Mexican Embassy, London

Other recordings available for download

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)


'If like me, your knowledge of Mexican music was previously, shall we say undeveloped, you may similarly be stunned by the treasures unveiled here' (Music, USA)
Padilla’s six-part Lamentations are properly traditional, being set almost archaicly in polyphony that is firmly based on the Spanish (Toledo) Lamentation tone. As always the Hebrew letters—Aleph, Beth, and so on—are composed to sad flowing vocalizations between the verses.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1990

Les Lamentations à six parties de Padilla sont des plus traditionnelles, avec une mise en musique quasi archaïque, en polyphonie, solidement fondée sur le tonus lamentationum espagnol (Tolède). Comme toujours, les lettres hébraïques (aleph, beth, etc.) font l’objet de mornes vocalisations fluides entre les versets.

extrait des notes rédigées par Bruno Turner © 1990
Français: Hypérion

Padillas sechstimmige Lamentationen sind angemessen traditionell, nahezu archaisch in polyphonem Satz vertont, der fest auf dem spanischen (Toledo) Lamentationston basiert. Wie üblich werden die hebräischen Buchstaben—Aleph, Beth, usw.—mit trist-fließenden Gesangsmelismen zwischen die Verse eingeschoben.

aus dem Begleittext von Bruno Turner © 1990
Deutsch: Renate Wendel

Other albums featuring this work

Victoria: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Studio Master: CDGIM043Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Victoria: The Victoria Collection
GIMBX304Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only
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