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Regina caeli II

author of text
Antiphon to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Paschal Time

After Regina coeli I, the second setting of the same text seems suffused with a kind of quirkiness much more often associated with the composer. Moments of harmonic pungency and rhythmic fitfulness, along with a brief, high passage in fauxbourdon-like parallel motion, pepper a setting which, though lacking the suavity of its companion piece, yields nothing to it in character and inventiveness.

from notes by Andrew Kirkman © 2000

Regina coeli II semble baigné de cette sorte d’originalité très souvent associée à Busnois. Des moments de causticité harmonique et d’irrégularité rythmique, adjoints à un bref passage aigu, en mouvement parallèle, en manière de faux-bourdon, émaillent une mise en musique qui, pour n’avoir pas la suavité de Regina coeli I, ne lui cède en rien, tant en caractère qu’en inventivité.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Kirkman © 2000
Français: Hypérion

Neben Regina coeli I erscheint die zweite Vertonung desselben Textes durchzogen von Eigenheiten, wie man sie viel öfter mit dem Komponisten verbindet. Momente harmonischer Schärfe und rhythmischer Unbeständigkeit sowie eine kurze, hohe Passage fauxbourdonartiger Parallelbewegung bestimmen eine Vertonung, die zwar die Verbindlichkeit ihres Schwesterstücks vermissen läßt, ihm jedoch an Charakter und Einfallsreichtum in nichts nachsteht.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Kirkman © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


A Marriage of England and Burgundy
CDA67129Archive Service


Track 7 on CDA67129 [3'26] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67129 track 7

Recording date
12 August 1999
Recording venue
St Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
David Skinner
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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  1. A Marriage of England and Burgundy (CDA67129)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 2000
    Deletion date: June 2016
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