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Recordare, Domine

5vv; Cantiones Sacrae 1591 xvii-xviii
author of text
Respond at Matins n the first Sunday after Trinity, Sarum Rite

In Recordare, Domine, God is asked to recall his promises to mankind and not to destroy the earth. Fear and awe dominate in the first half of this piece but some warmth enters later at the mention of the ‘holy city’ before Byrd returns to his opening plea for mercy for the world.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2009

Recordare, Domine demande à Dieu de se rappeler ses promesses à l’humanité et de ne pas détruire la terre. Peur et crainte révérentielle dominent la première moitié de cette pièce, même si un peu de chaleur entre ensuite, à la mention de la «cité sainte», avant que Byrd ne renoue avec sa supplique initiale, pour que la miséricorde soit accordée au monde.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2009
Français: Hypérion

Recordare, Domine: hier wird Gott gebeten, sich seines Versprechens an die Menschheit zu entsinnen und die Erde nicht zu zerstören. Angst und Ehrfurcht herrschen in der ersten Hälfte des Werks vor, doch macht sich eine gewisse Wärme später bei der Nennung der „Heiligen Stadt“ bemerkbar, bevor Byrd zu seiner anfänglichen Bitte um Gnade für die Welt zurückkehrt.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2009
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Byrd: Hodie Simon Petrus & other sacred music


Track 6 on CDA67653 [6'04]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67653 track 6

Recording date
14 November 2007
Recording venue
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Hyperion usage
  1. Byrd: Hodie Simon Petrus & other sacred music (CDA67653)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: February 2009
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