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Intemerata Dei mater

composer
5vv
author of text
in the style of a prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

 
This five-voice setting of an obscure Marian text in three parts which pleads for the intercession of the Virgin Mary is a tour de force, showcasing Ockeghem’s range of vocal textures, from dense and intricate polyphony to the use of homophony, such as that used to describe ‘dulci quos nectare potas’. Here Ockeghem uses longer note values to allow for a corporate and languid approach to the text, conjuring to the singers’ throats the sensations of the sweet nectar given to humankind.

from notes by Guy James © 2021

Recordings

Josquin's legacy
CDA68379 Available Friday 29 October 2021

Details

Part 1: Intemerata Dei mater
Track 1 on CDA68379 [2'28] Available Friday 29 October 2021
Part 2: Nec sine te manet
Track 2 on CDA68379 [2'04] Available Friday 29 October 2021
Part 3: Aspiciat facito
Track 3 on CDA68379 [2'23] Available Friday 29 October 2021

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