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De lamentatione Jeremiae prophetae

SATB; Lamentations II
author of text
Lamentations 3: 22-25; First Lesson at Tenebrae on Holy Saturday

There are two sets of Lamentations by Allegri in the Sistine Chapel Archives, both scored modestly for four voices. The Holy Saturday setting is the more restrained. A standard SATB choir articulates the words with clarity and simplicity but Allegri does allow himself the occasional gesture, the odd chromaticism or harmonic shift, and so shows his true character.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2011

Les Archives de la chapelle Sixtine conservent deux corpus de Lamentations d’Allegri écrits modestement pour quatre voix, celui du Samedi saint étant le plus en retenue: un chœur standard SATB articule les paroles avec clarté et simplicité, même si Allegri s’autorise parfois un geste, un chromatisme ou une transition harmonique bizarres, montrant ainsi son vrai visage.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2011
Français: Hypérion

In den Archiven der Sixtinischen Kapelle befinden sich zwei Klagelieder-Zyklen von Allegri, die beide eine bescheidene Anlage für jeweils vier Stimmen haben. Die Vertonung für den Karsamstag ist besonders verhalten. Ein regulärer SATB-Chor artikuliert den Text in klarer und schlichter Weise, doch erlaubt sich Allegri gelegentlich eine gewisse Geste, wie etwa eine chromatische Passage oder einen harmonischen Wechsel, und offenbart damit seinen wahren Charakter.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Allegri: Miserere & the music of Rome
Studio Master: CDA67860Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 14 on CDA67860 [4'38]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67860 track 14

Recording date
21 April 2010
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
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  1. Allegri: Miserere & the music of Rome (CDA67860)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: February 2011
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