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Christus factus est

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Philippians 2: 8-9; Gradual for Maundy Thursday

This has been attributed to Franco because his name has been attached to one of the three manuscript copies that survive at Mexico City Cathedral. They are dated between 1717 and 1730, 150 years after Franco’s time. More likely it was the work of Manuel de Sumaya whose Holy Week music surrounds it in one of the choirbooks. Its three sections follow the plainchant as specified at the three Tenebrae services, the first on the Thursday, with the second added on Good Friday, then all three on Holy Saturday. Probably this polyphonic version was reserved for that final day.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 2020


Journeys to the New World
Studio Master: SIGCD626Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 11 on SIGCD626 [2'00] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD626 track 11

Recording date
29 March 2019
Recording venue
Ascot Priory, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Dave Rowell
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  1. Journeys to the New World (SIGCD626)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: August 2020
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