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Verbum caro factum est

composer
6vv; SSAATB
author of text
John 1: 14; Ninth Respond at Matins and Processional Respond at Mass on Christmas Day

 
Verbum caro factum est is an exultant setting of the famous account of the Incarnation from the beginning of St John’s Gospel, and would have been sung at Matins on Christmas Day. This setting by Hans Leo Hassler for six voices was first published in his 1591 collection Cantiones sacrae. Borrowing from the Venetian tradition, voices are split into groups that pass the music back and forth before coming joyfully together at climactic moments in the text. At the close of the work, Hassler alternates between a three- and six-voice texture at great speed on ‘et veritatis’, resulting in an almost rhapsodic portrayal of the revelation of God’s truth.

from notes by Owain Park © 2019

Recordings

Christmas
Studio Master: CDA68299Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Sacred treasures of Christmas
Studio Master: CDA68358Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 14 on CDA68299 [2'22]
Track 4 on CDA68358 [3'30]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68299 track 14

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-19-29914
Duration
2'22
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 14
    Release date: November 2019
  2. Hyperion sampler - November 2019 Vol. 2 (HYP201911B)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: November 2019
    Download-only sampler
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