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Sint lumbi

author of text
Luke 12, Matthew 24

Sint lumbi is a “reading-through” of a two-part piece from the Winchester Troper transcribed by Susan Rankin. The two-part sonorities of the Troper are heard initially divided into two groups, the sopranos and altos together, and the tenors and basses, dislocated and broken down into separate two-note chords. Single grace notes are then gradually added, building on the Winchester device of one part moving into unison with another to give an effect not unlike a grace note. The same basic textural division remains in force throughout the piece, but the grace notes become ever more complex with groups of eight or more being introduced, almost swallowing up the main note. The increase in tension caused by this is mirrored by an increasingly chromatic tonal language, and an explosion of chromatic grace notes introduces the first of three short bursts of chant sung by a soloist in a fierce declamatory style.

from notes by Geoffrey Webber © 2006


All the ends of the earth
SIGCD070Download only


Track 3 on SIGCD070 [4'26] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD070 track 3

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 3
    Release date: January 2006
    Download only
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