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Track(s) taken from CDH55455

Venite, exsultemus Domino

? 1690s
author of text

Michael Chance (countertenor), James Bowman (countertenor), Mark Caudle (viola da gamba), Robert King (organ)
Recording details: December 1990
Tudeley Church, Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1991
Total duration: 5 minutes 18 seconds

Cover artwork: Pietà of Villeneuve-les-Avignon (c1455, detail) by Enguerrand Quarton (c1410-c1466)

Venite, exsultemus Domino is largely an exultant text, with an opening phrase which rises excitedly in both voice and accompaniment, but there is nonetheless exquisitely gentle writing at ‘O immensus amor’, with suspensions of great beauty, and an ending in a surprisingly low tessitura.

from notes by Robert King © 1991

Venite, exsultemus Domino est dans sa plus grande partie un texte plein d’allégresse, avec une phrase d’introduction dans laquelle à la fois la voix et l’accompagnement s’élèvent fiévreusement, mais «O immensus amor» est néanmoins écrit avec une douceur exquise, et des suspensions de grande beauté, et se termine sur une tessiture étonnamment basse.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robert King © 1991
Français: Alain Midoux

Venite, exsultemus Domino ist im wesentlichen ein frohlockender Text mit einer Eröffnungsphrase, die sich in Stimme wie auch Begleitung erregt emporschwingt, doch die Worte „O immensus amor“ sind wunderbar sanft ausgeführt, mit Vorhalten von großer Schönheit, und enden in einer überraschend tiefen Stimmlage.

aus dem Begleittext von Robert King © 1991
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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