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Ad te clamamus

First line:
Salve regina
author of text
Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

A contemporary of Tallis, Christopher Tye’s name appears primarily in connection with King Edward VI, as he was allegedly the king’s music teacher. Although highly respected in his day, very little of his music remains. The polyphonic verse Ad te clamamus is the middle section of the full Salve regina text, which hints to the possibility that this could be a surviving fragment of a complete polyphonic setting. As might be expected, the ‘groaning and weeping’ in the text is portrayed by low-lying vocal writing, the long melismatic phrases interwoven to create a mellifluous texture for the ‘vale of tears’.

from notes by Owain Park © 2020


Studio Master: CDA68285Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 10 on CDA68285 [5'22]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68285 track 10

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 10
    Release date: April 2020
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