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Terra tremuit

5vv; published in Rome in 1593 by Francesco Coattino as part of a cycle of polyphonic Offertories; H ix, 72, C xvii, 99
author of text
Psalm 75 (76): 9-10

Terra tremuit (‘The earth shook’) adopts a dramatic approach initially, softening to a fauxbourdon-like texture for ‘dum resurgeret in iudicio Deus’ (‘when God arose in judgment’). The final Alleluia occupies about a third of the piece, beginning lightly with upper voices before a crescendo to the end.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2013

Terra tremuit («La terre trembla») commence par adopter une approche dramatique avant de s’adoucir en une texture de faux-bourdon pour «dum resurgeret in iudicio Deus» («quand Dieu se leva en jugement»). L’Alléluia final, qui occupe environ un tiers de la pièce, démarre dans la légèreté, avec les voix supérieures, avant un crescendo jusqu’à la fin.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Rice © 2013
Français: Hypérion

In Terra tremuit („Die Erde erbebte“) kommt zunächst ein dramatischer Ansatz zum Ausdruck, der dann bei „dum resurgeret in iudicio Deus“ („als Gott zum Gericht aufstand“) etwas milder wird und eine fauxbourdonartige Struktur annimmt. Das letzte Alleluia nimmt etwa ein Drittel des Stücks ein—es beginnt recht schlank in den Oberstimmen und weitet sich dann in ein Crescendo am Ende aus.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Rice © 2013
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Palestrina: Missa Ad coenam Agni & Eastertide motets
Studio Master: CDA67978Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 10 on CDA67978 [2'17]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67978 track 10

Recording date
9 June 2012
Recording venue
The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Antony Pitts
Recording engineer
Justin Lowe
Hyperion usage
  1. Palestrina: Missa Ad coenam Agni & Eastertide motets (CDA67978)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: April 2013
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