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Surge, illuminare, Jerusalem

1575; 8vv SATB SATB
author of text
Isaiah 60: 1-2

Palestrina’s setting of the Epiphany text Surge, illuminare, Jerusalem was published in 1575 a few years after he began his second tenure as maestro of the Cappella Giulia, the Choir of St Peter’s Basilica—a position he held until his death. The ascending lines of the opening portray the text—‘Arise’—and Palestrina demonstrates his characteristic mastery of double-choir antiphonal effects.

from notes by Charles Cole © 2020


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Track 2 on GIMDP903 [3'03]
Track 2 on CDGIM994 [3'03]
Track 11 on CDA68358 [2'57]

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