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Caelos ascendit hodie

composer
2017; SS soli + SSAATTBB; written for Stephen Layton and Trinity College Choir Cambridge
author of text
12th-century Hymn

 
This jubilant piece, dating from 2017, is the last of the three Latin motets, both within the set and in order of composition. Appropriately for an Ascensiontide motet, the music has a rhythmically animated, fanfare-like character, never predictable or regular for long—in the first twelve bars there are time signatures of 7/8, 4/4, 7/8, 4/4, 7/8, 9/8, 5/8 and 7/8, to match the joyful rhythms of the text. Much of the harmony is based on simple parallel chords that move up and down, a favourite device used by composers to create a festive sound.

from notes by John Rutter © 2018

Recordings

Park: Choral works
Studio Master: CDA68191Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 11 on CDA68191 [3'20]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68191 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-18-19111
Duration
3'20
Recording date
7 July 2017
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Park: Choral works (CDA68191)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: September 2018
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