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Exsurge, quare obdormis, Domine?

5vv; Cantiones Sacrae 1591 xix
author of text
Psalm 43 (44): 23-4

Exsurge, quare obdormis, Domine? is one of the most energized pieces in the 1591 Cantiones Sacrae. Byrd uses a taut, sinewy melody as he demands that God should arise, not once but three times.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2009

Exsurge, quare obdormis Domine? est l’une des pièces les plus dynamisées des Cantiones Sacrae de 1591. Byrd utilise une mélodie tendue, nerveuse, pour demander que Dieu apparaisse non pas une mais trois fois.

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

Das Exsurge, quare obdormis Domine? ist eines der energetischsten Stücke der Cantiones Sacrae von 1591. Byrd arbeitet mit einer straffen, kraftvollen Melodie wenn er fordert, dass Gott auferstehen möge, und zwar nicht nur einmal, sondern dreimal.

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


Byrd: Hodie Simon Petrus & other sacred music


Track 7 on CDA67653 [4'17]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67653 track 7

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 7
    Release date: February 2009
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