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Kyrie … Domine miserere – Ab inimicis nostris

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The litany, typically, uses the standard form of invocation of the Kyrie (‘Lord have mercy’) as its basis, but appends to it the text Ab inimicis nostris, defende nos Christe (‘From our enemies, defend us Christ’), typically said in time of war, in a setting from a source in Cambridge (the later, so-called ‘Pepys MS’). Receding now from the battlefield, this quieter and more reflective setting serves to open up an extended musical moment for contemplation of the vivid, varied and forceful aural impact of the sounds of a long distant, but now revivified, cultural and musical splendour.

from notes by Andrew Kirkman & Philip Weller © 2017


Music for the 100 Years' War
Studio Master: CDA68170Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 19 on CDA68170 [5'35]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68170 track 19

Recording date
9 January 2016
Recording venue
Ascot Priory, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
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  1. Music for the 100 Years' War (CDA68170)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: April 2017
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