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Salve regina

4vv alternatim; chant verses from Luys de Villafranca (1565)
author of text
Marian Antiphon from Trinity until Advent

The four-part setting of Salve regina is associated with Morales’s Spanish rather than Roman years, due to its characteristically Spanish structure of alternation between chant and polyphonic phrases, as well as the chant melody employed. Since such alternatim settings are not provided with the plainchant verses in contemporary sources, it is necessary to supply them: the version used here (kindly provided by Bruno Turner) is that published by the theorist Luys de Villafranca in 1565, from Morales’s home city of Seville.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2008

Le Salve regina à quatre parties est plus associé aux années espagnoles qu’à la période romaine de Morales, et ce à cause de sa structure typiquement espagnole (alternance de phrases grégoriennes et polyphoniques), mais aussi de la mélodie en plain-chant employée. Ces versions alternatim étant reproduites sans le plain-chant dans les sources contemporaines, il a fallu leur trouver une mélodie grégorienne pour cet enregistrement; Bruno Turner nous en a gentiment fourni une espagnole qui convient bien.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Rice © 2008
Français: Hyperion Records Ltd

Der vierstimmige Satz des Salve regina ist wegen der charakteristisch spanischen Struktur des Wechsels zwischen Choral und und polyphonen Phrasen sowie der Choralmelodie, die er verwendet, mit Morales’ spanischen statt seinen römischen Jahren assoziiert. Da solche Alternatim-Vertonungen in zeitgenössischen Quellen ohne den Choral überliefert sind, müssen wir ihn zufügen; Bruno Turner versah uns freundlicherweise mit einer passenden spanischen Choralmelodie für diese Aufnahme.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Rice © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel


Morales: Magnificat, Motets & Lamentations


Track 6 on CDA67694 [8'18]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67694 track 6

Recording date
4 September 2007
Recording venue
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Summerly
Recording engineer
Justin Lowe
Hyperion usage
  1. Morales: Magnificat, Motets & Lamentations (CDA67694)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: September 2008
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