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Diliges Dominum

author of text
Matthew 22: 37 & 39

With astonishing skill, William Byrd has written a piece that goes backwards as well as forwards. This fascinating work for double choir is a musical palindrome. One four-part choir sings the same music as the other choir, exactly in reverse. It was published in 1575 and is part of the Cantiones Sacrae (‘Sacred Songs’), a collection of works by William Byrd and his teacher Thomas Tallis. The text is taken from the Gospel according to St Matthew—chapter 22, verses 37 and 39.

from notes by Ralph Allwood & Timothy Teague © 2015


Time and its Passing
Studio Master: SIGCD445Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 9 on SIGCD445 [3'30] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD445 track 9

Recording date
18 July 2015
Recording venue
St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Dave Rowell & Robin Hawkins
Hyperion usage
  1. Time and its Passing (SIGCD445)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: December 2015
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