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Canite tuba

author of text
Fourth Sunday in Advent

With over 500 works attributed to his name, Jacob Handl was a prolific composer of the late Renaissance, writing during the Counter-Reformation in Bohemia. The festive motet Canite tuba opens with a striking descending motif that introduces all five lower voices in quick succession. The texture is often busy and involved, with parts occasionally joining together in twos or threes to emphasize important moments in the text. Melodic lines commonly associated with brass fanfares are employed at words including ‘vocate’ and ‘et clamate’, evoking the sounding of trumpets to declare the good news.

from notes by Owain Park © 2019


Studio Master: CDA68299Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 12 on CDA68299 [2'04]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68299 track 12

Recording date
5 January 2019
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Christmas (CDA68299)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: November 2019
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