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Salve regina

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Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

Bayan Northcott’s Salve regina is the first in his cycle of Four Votive Antiphons, Opus 7, which sets the four anthems to the Blessed Virgin Mary sung at Compline during the church’s year. The three musical components of works such as Vir perfecte form the basis of the composition, though the two two-part idioms are here amalgamated into continuous passages which move almost imperceptibly between freer and more rhythmic styles. Northcott himself cites the recorded performances of Leonin (Perotin’s colleague at Notre-Dame in Paris) by the vocal group Red Byrd as his model here.

from notes by Geoffrey Webber © 2006


All the ends of the earth
SIGCD070Download only


Track 5 on SIGCD070 [5'54] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD070 track 5

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 5
    Release date: January 2006
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