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Salve regina

8vv double choir
author of text
Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

Padilla is at his best in this piece. He uses all the techniques of contrasted textures and voice groupings; he writes homophonic and antiphonal declamation, then with reduced parts he weaves a dangerously inflected polyphony to emphasize the groaning and weeping in the vale of tears. At ‘gementes’ he gets into a strange state of harmonic instability that cannot be edited away.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 2009

Padilla, qui est ici à son meilleur, utilise toutes les techniques de textures contrastées et de regroupements vocaux; il écrit une déclamation homophonique et antiphonée puis, avec des parties réduites, il tisse une polyphonie dangereusement infléchie pour exacerber les soupirs et les pleurs dans la vallée de larmes. À «gementes», il passe à un curieux état d’instabilité, impossible à supprimer.

extrait des notes rédigées par Bruno Turner © 1990
Français: Hypérion

In diesem Stück ist Padilla in bester Form. Er verwendet alle Techniken kontrastierender Satzweise und Gruppierungen der Stimmen; er schreibt homophone und antiphonale Deklamation, dann webt er mit reduzierten Stimmen eine gefährlich inflektierte Polyphonie um das Seufzen und Weinen im irdischen Jammertal. Bei „gementes“ gerät er in einen seltsamen Status harmonischer Instabilität, die nicht wegrevidiert werden kann.

aus dem Begleittext von Bruno Turner © 1990
Deutsch: Renate Wendel


Masterpieces of Mexican Polyphony
CDH55317Archive Service


Track 7 on CDH55317 [8'19] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDH55317 track 7

Recording date
22 June 1989
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Masterpieces of Mexican Polyphony (CDA66330)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: July 1990
    Deletion date: February 2007
    Superseded by CDH55317
  2. Masterpieces of Mexican Polyphony (CDH55317)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: November 2009
    Deletion date: January 2014
    Archive Service
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