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Illumina faciem tuam

composer
author of text
Psalm 30: 17-18

 
Gesualdo’s music is well known for its extreme style, with chromatic melodies creating dissonant and disjointed harmonic progressions that illuminate the most melancholy aspects of the dark texts he set. The sacred motet Illumina faciem tuam, with its startling harmonic shifts and expressive word-painting, is typical of the composer: listen for the gradual build-up between ‘salvum me’ (‘save me’) and ‘quoniam invocavi te’ (‘for I have called upon thee’), as the tension grows through ever more insistent repetitions.

from notes by Owain Park © 2020

Recordings

Fading
Studio Master: CDA68285Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 2 on CDA68285 [3'37]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68285 track 2

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-20-28502
Duration
3'37
Recording date
23 February 2019
Recording venue
St George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Fading (CDA68285)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: April 2020
  2. Hyperion sampler - April 2020 Vol. 2 (HYP202004B)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: April 2020
    Download-only sampler
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