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Illuxit nunc sacra dies

5vv; Il Terzo Libro di Motetti a Cinque Voci, published by Antonio Gardane in Venice in 1549
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Illuxit nunc sacra dies is a straightforward short piece in celebration of the Nativity. Its vigorous rhythms, use of imitation in thirds and close stretto entries all contribute to the sense of rejoicing, which a short section of triple time near the end underlines.

from notes by Stephen Rice © 2013

Illuxit nunc sacra dies est une pièce directe et courte, célébrant la Nativité. Ses rythmes vigoureux, son recours à l’imitation en tierces et aux entrées en strette serrées contribuent au sentiment de réjouissance, que souligne, vers la fin, une brève section ternaire.

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

Illuxit nunc sacra dies ist ein schlicht und kürz Stück, in dem die Geburt Christi gefeiert wird. Die lebhaften Rhythmen, Imitation in Terzen und engen Stretto-Einsätze tragen alle zu der jubelnden Atmosphäre bei, die ein kurzer Abschnitt im Dreiertakt kurz vor Ende ebenfalls untermauert.

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


Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire & Missa a note negre
Studio Master: CDA67913Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 8 on CDA67913 [2'25]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67913 track 8

Recording date
9 August 2012
Recording venue
The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Antony Pitts
Recording engineer
Phil Rowlands
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  1. Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire & Missa a note negre (CDA67913)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: August 2013
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