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Slow 'In nomine a 5'

composer

 
Nico Muhly (b1981) is unusual among today’s composers in that he has direct experience of the Anglican tradition, having sung in an Episcopalian church boys’ choir, with an intimate knowledge of the music of Byrd, Gibbons, Weelkes & Purcell. When we asked him to write an In nomine for us in 2015, he knew the tradition and what it meant. The result is a brilliant inversion of the genre: a shimmering texture of fast repeated notes is punctuated with long slower notes passed around the ensemble; as opposed to a texture of long slow notes punctuated by occasionally quicker movement. There is humour too in the title: ‘Slow’, while the tempo indication is ‘Actually fast’. It is a true In nomine, with three full statements of the cantus firmus, the last a melancholy epilogue, assailed by vocal exclamations from all sides.

from notes by Richard Boothby © 2019

Recordings

In nomine II
SIGCD576Download only 1 November 2019 Release

Details

Track 1 on SIGCD576 [8'12] Download only 1 November 2019 Release

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD576 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-19-57601
Duration
8'12
Recording date
16 June 2018
Recording venue
St Mary Magdalen, Sherborne, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Hunter
Recording engineer
Adrian Hunter
Hyperion usage
  1. In nomine II (SIGCD576)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: 1 November 2019
    Download only 1 November 2019 Release
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