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This is a setting of an Office hymn generally used at Sunday Vespers, believed to be by Pope Gregory—from whom Gregorian chant takes its name. Palestrina reserves his full five voices for the final stanza; here he achieves additional contrast by setting the middle stanza for just three voices.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1999


COLCD125Download only


Track 17 on COLCD125 [5'20] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD125 track 17

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Recording venue
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John Rutter
Recording engineer
David Jacob
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  1. Illumina (COLCD125)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: November 1999
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