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Magnificat Quant'in mille anni il ciel

circa 1583; 6vv SSATTB; based on the eponymous madrigal by Noletto (Nollet) published in 1546
author of text
Luke 1: 46-55

The Magnificat Quant’in mille anni il ciel, composed around 1583, is based on a madrigal by the little-known composer Noletto or Nollet published in 1546: unusually, the closest resemblance between madrigal and Magnificat is found in the last polyphonic verse rather than at the beginning of the parody. Sharing the SSATTB scoring of Missa Amor ecco colei, this Magnificat setting also plays off higher versus lower voices extensively, a technique to which the structure of the canticle’s verses lends itself particularly well.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2011

Le Magnificat Quant’in mille anni il ciel, rédigé vers 1583, repose sur un madrigal du compositeur méconnu Noletto (ou Nollet) publié en 1546. Par extraordinaire, la plus étroite ressemblance entre les deux se trouve non pas au début de la parodie mais dans le dernier verset polyphonique. Partageant la distribution SSATTB de la Missa Amor ecco colei, ce Magnificat joue aussi abondamment de l’opposition entre voix supérieures et inférieures, une technique à laquelle la structure des versets du cantique se prête particulièrement bien.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Rice © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Dem Magnificat Quant’in mille anni il ciel, das um 1583 herum entstand, liegt ein Madrigal des kaum bekannten Komponisten Noletto oder Nollet zugrunde, das 1546 publiziert worden war. Ungewöhnlich ist, dass die größte Ähnlichkeit zwischen Madrigal und Magnificat sich in dem letzten polyphonen Vers anstatt zu Beginn der Parodie findet. Diese Magnificat-Vertonung hat dieselbe Anlage wie die Missa Amor ecco colei (SSATTB) und die hohen und tiefen Stimmen werden in ähnlicher Weise einander gegenübergestellt—eine Technik, die sich für die Struktur der Verse des Canticums besonders gut eignet.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Rice © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Lassus: Prophetiae Sibyllarum & Missa Amor ecco colei
Studio Master: CDA67887Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 14 on CDA67887 [9'26]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67887 track 14

Recording date
5 September 2010
Recording venue
The Chapel of Harcourt Hill campus, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Summerly
Recording engineer
Justin Lowe
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  1. Lassus: Prophetiae Sibyllarum & Missa Amor ecco colei (CDA67887)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: August 2011
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