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Tui sunt caeli

5vv SATTB; cycle of Offertories published in two volume in Rome by Francis Coates, 1593
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Offertory at Third Mass of Christmas

Tui sunt caeli is the Offertory from the Third Mass of Christmas and was published in 1593. This five-part motet is written in a flowing fugal manner with periodic short homophonic interjections which contrast effectively with the prevailing polyphonic style and prepare the way for a satisfying end to the piece.

from notes by Jon Dixon © 2003

Tui sunt caeli est l’offertoire (figurant dans la publication de 1593) de la troisième messe de Noël. Ce motet pour cinq voix est écrit à la manière d’une fugue avec de brèves interjections homophoniques offrant un contraste plein d’effet avec le style polyphonique principal et préparant l’auditeur à la fin superbe du morceau.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jon Dixon © 2003
Français: Marie Luccheta

Tui sunt caeli ist das Offertorium der dritten Weihnachtsmesse (aus der Publikation von 1593). Diese fünfstimmige Motette ist quasi fugal angelegt, wobei kurze, homophone Interjektionen einen sehr wirksamen Kontrast zu dem vorherrschenden polyphonen Stil ergeben und den Schluss des Stücks sehr schön vorbereiten.

aus dem Begleittext von Jon Dixon © 2003
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est & other sacred music
CDH55367Archive Service


Track 12 on CDH55367 [2'45] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDH55367 track 12

Recording date
13 February 2003
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Palestrina: Music for Advent and Christmas (CDA67396)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: September 2003
    Deletion date: October 2013
    Superseded by CDH55367
  2. Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est & other sacred music (CDH55367)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: November 2014
    Deletion date: November 2019
    Archive Service
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