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Peccantem me quotidie

4vv SATB
author of text
Seventh Resond at Matins for the Dead

Cristóbal de Morales was the most influential Spanish composer of his time, and a sign of the esteem in which he was held is demonstrated by the fact that Guerrero, Palestrina and Victoria all wrote works based on his own. Born in Seville, he was maestro at Ávila, then at Plasencia Cathedral, before departing for Rome where he sang in the Papal choir for ten years. On returning to Spain, he became maestro at Toledo before moving to his final position as maestro at Málaga Cathedral. Peccantem me quotidie is a powerfully vivid setting of a penitential text containing brief moments of polyphonic writing but ultimately always returning to earthbound homophonic movement. The steady descent of the parts at ‘in inferno’ is contrasted with the freely rising quavers at ‘et salva me’.

from notes by Charles Cole © 2020


Sacred treasures of Spain
Studio Master: CDA68359Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 7 on CDA68359 [3'51]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68359 track 7

Recording date
20 November 2017
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Sacred treasures of Spain (CDA68359)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: November 2020
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