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Surgens Jesus

author of text

Peter Philips, like Richard Dering, stands apart from his illustrious English contemporaries by reason of exile. After childhood and youth in London as a choirboy at St Paul’s Cathedral, Philips (who was firmly Catholic) fled to the continent in 1582.After various travels, he settled in Antwerp, where he enjoyed a successful career as composer and teacher, later moving to Brussels. Surgens Jesus, from his published Cantiones Sacrae of 1612, strikingly dramatizes Christ’s words ‘pax vobis’ by setting them to three simple, block chords, like islands of peace in a sea of joyful polyphony.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1995


Images of Christ
COLCD124Download only


Track 14 on COLCD124 [1'56] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD124 track 14

Recording date
1 May 1993
Recording venue
Great Hall, University College School, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Campbell Hughes & Simon Weir
Hyperion usage
  1. Images of Christ (COLCD124)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: November 1995
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