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Kyrie eleison

composer
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS 473; reconstructed by Susan Rankin
author of text

 
The Winchester Troper holds a special place in the history of Western music since it is the earliest practical source of music in more than one part to have survived anywhere Europe. It was written down almost exactly 1000 years ago, and survives in the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The manuscript contains a repertory of plainsong with an added second voice, both parts being written in a form of imprecise musical short-hand. Dr Rankin’s study of this and other sources of the period has led to this reconstruction. The added voice sits generally just below the pitch of the chant itself, moving either in parallel with it or forming a held-note accompaniment.

from notes by Geoffrey Webber © 2006

Recordings

All the ends of the earth
SIGCD070Download only

Details

Track 2 on SIGCD070 [3'19] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD070 track 2

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-06-07002
Duration
3'19
Recording date
1 September 2004
Recording venue
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Thomas Hewitt Jones
Recording engineer
Edward Bainton & Hugh Conway
Hyperion usage
  1. All the ends of the earth (SIGCD070)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: January 2006
    Download only
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