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Dimitte me ergo

composer
6vv AATTBarB (or SSAATB)
author of text
part of the Ninth Lesson of Matins for the Dead; Job 10: 20-21

 
Bernardino de Ribera’s first major position was as maestro at Ávila Cathedral. Among his charges in the choir there were the young Tomás Luis de Victoria and Sebastián de Vivanco. Ribera went on to become maestro at Toledo Cathedral and then at Murcia Cathedral, where he had sung as a boy when his own father had been maestro. The six-part Dimitte me ergo seems on the surface to belie its desolate text, the music being written in a major mode. However, there is a tender sensitivity in the sparingly crafted lines, and at ‘ad terram tenebrosam’ the voices descend into the silent void.

from notes by Charles Cole © 2020

Recordings

Sacred treasures of Spain
Studio Master: CDA68359Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Ribera: Magnificats & motets
Studio Master: CDA68141Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 4 on CDA68141 [4'02]
Part 1: Dimitte me ergo
Track 5 on CDA68359 [3'23]
Part 2: Et opertam mortis caligine
Track 6 on CDA68359 [0'58]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68141 track 4

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-16-14104
Duration
4'02
Recording date
17 May 2014
Recording venue
St George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Stephen Farr
Recording engineer
Adam Binks
Hyperion usage
  1. Ribera: Magnificats & motets (CDA68141)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: August 2016
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