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O sacrum convivium

1570; 6vv SAATBB
author of text
Antiphon at Second Vespers on the Feast of Corpus Christi; 1 Corinthians 11: 26, Romans 8: 18

O sacrum convivium (1570) is for six-part choir with a low emphasis (SAATBB). This is a richly woven tapestry of sound depicting the sacred banquet of Communion. The whole post-Reformation Catholic devotion to this sacrament seems embodied in this rapt and sustained inspiration.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1985

O sacrum convivium (1570) s’adresse à un chœur à six parties porté sur les graves (SAATBB). Cette riche tapisserie sonore dépeint le banquet sacré de la Communion et toute la dévotion catholique pour ce sacrement—nous sommes au lendemain de la Réforme—est comme enchâssée dans cette inspiration extasiée, soutenue.

extrait des notes rédigées par Bruno Turner © 1985
Français: Hypérion

O sacrum convivium (1570) ist für sechsstimmigen Chor angelegt, wobei die tiefen Stimmen im Vordergrund stehen (SAATBB). Es handelt sich dabei um einen prächtigen Klangteppich, der das heilige Abendmahl darstellt. In diesem verzückten und anhaltenden Werk scheint die nachreformatorische katholische Hingabe zu diesem Sakrament in ihrer Gänze dargestellt zu werden.

aus dem Begleittext von Bruno Turner © 1985
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Sacred treasures of Spain
Studio Master: CDA68359Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance


Track 4 on CDA68359 [5'10]
Track 4 on CDH55430 [5'09]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55430 track 4

Recording date
3 July 1985
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance (CDA66168)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: December 1986
    Deletion date: May 2010
    Superseded by CDH55430
  2. Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance (CDH55430)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: February 2015
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