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O rex gloriae

6vv; published in Venice in 1539
author of text
Magnificat Antiphon on the Feast of the Ascension and Second Matins Responsory, Feast of the Ascension

O rex gloriae was first published in the same volume of six-part motets as In illo tempore. The first part of the motet is a setting of the Magnificat antiphon for the Second Vespers of the Feast of the Ascension; part two is the Second Matins Responsory of the same Feast. Points of imitation closely follow the plainsong model in a work of rich texture.

from notes by John O'Donnell © 1997

La première partie d’O rex gloriae—pièce publiée pour la première fois dans le même volume de motets à six parties qu’In illo tempore—est une mise en musique de l’antienne du Magnificat pour les Secondes vêpres de la fête de l’Ascension; la seconde partie est le répons des Secondes matines de la même fête. Les points d’imitation suivent étroitement le modèle du plain-chant, dans une œuvre à la texture riche.

extrait des notes rédigées par John O'Donnell © 1997
Français: Hypérion

O rex gloriae erschien erstmals als Teil der Ausgabe der sechsstimmigen Motetten, in der auch In illo tempore aufgeführt war. Der erste Teil der Motette ist eine Vertonung der Magnificat-Antiphon der zweiten Himmelfahrts-Vesper. Teil zwei ist das zweite Matutin-Responsorium des gleichen Festes. Die Imitationsabschnitte lehnen sich in diesem vielschichtig aufgebauten Werk eng an ihre Choral-Vorlage an.

aus dem Begleittext von John O'Donnell © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner


Gombert: Missa Tempore paschali & other sacred music


Track 9 on CDH55323 [7'21]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55323 track 9

Recording date
31 December 1996
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Gombert: Missa Tempore paschali & other sacred music (CDA66943)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: May 1997
    Deletion date: May 2007
    Superseded by CDH55323
  2. Gombert: Missa Tempore paschali & other sacred music (CDH55323)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: April 2011
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