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In pace, in idipsum

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Respond at Sunday Compline from the First Sunday in Lent until Passion Sunday

Taverner’s setting of the Lenten respond for Compline, In pace, is scored for mean, two countertenors and bass: in the copyist’s words, ‘three men and a child’. It is based on the plainchant, which appears in the polyphonic sections as a cantus firmus in the top part.

from notes by Sally Dunkley © 2000

La mise en musique du répons quadragésimal pour complies, In pace, est écrite pour «mean», deux contre-ténors et basse—«trois hommes et un enfant», pour reprendre les termes du copiste. Elle repose sur le plain-chant, qui apparaît dans les sections polyphoniques sous forme de cantus firmus à la partie supérieure.

extrait des notes rédigées par Sally Dunkley © 2000
Français: Hypérion

In pace, Taverners Vertonung des Fastenresponsoriums für die Komplet, ist für Mittelstimmen, zwei Countertenöre und Baß gesetzt, dem Kopisten zufolge für „drei Männer und ein Kind“. Es beruht auf dem Choral, der in den polyphonen Abschnitten als Cantus firmus in der Oberstimme zu hören ist.

aus dem Begleittext von Sally Dunkley © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


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