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Confitebor tibi Domine

tenor part reconstructed by Owen Rees
author of text
Psalm 110: 1-3

A lively imitative style, using the lingua franca of contemporary Continental polyphony, is heard in the unattributed and very fine Confitebor tibi Domine copied by Baldwin, recorded here for the first time. The entire final section is repeated to reflect the text ‘his justice endures from age to age’, a conceit common in both English and Continental works, but the effect here is notably dynamic: the climactic ascent through successive entries of ‘manet in sæculum’ is extended the second time around so that the top voice peaks on the highest note in its range as the piece’s final gesture.

from notes by Owen Rees © 2020


The Sweetest Songs
Studio Master: SIGCD633Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 4 on SIGCD633 [3'36] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD633 track 4

Recording date
21 April 2016
Recording venue
The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
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  1. The Sweetest Songs (SIGCD633)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: February 2021
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