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Ego sum panis vivus

4vv SATB
author of text
John 6: 51; Benedictus Antiphon at Lauds on the Feast of Corpus Christi

Juan Esquivel—or Esquivel [de] Barahona as he was sometimes known, in accordance with the Spanish custom of adding his mother’s family name—was prebendary and chapelmaster at the Cathedral of Ciudad Rodrigo, where he had been a chorister as a child. For much of his career, his patron was Don Pedro Ponce de León, the Dominican Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo. Esquivel based a number of parody Masses on motets by Guerrero, who was clearly a respected influence. Ego sum panis vivus is a concise yet beautifully rendered setting of a Corpus Christi text, concluding with a joyful ‘Alleluia’.

from notes by Charles Cole © 2020


Sacred treasures of Spain
Studio Master: CDA68359Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Esquivel: Missa Hortus conclusus, Magnificat & motets
Studio Master: CDA68326Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 7 on CDA68326 [2'34]
Part 1: Ego sum panis vivus
Track 12 on CDA68359 [2'20]
Part 2: Alleluia

Track-specific metadata for CDA68359 track 12

Ego sum panis vivus
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 12
    Release date: November 2020
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