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In monte Oliveti

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The urgency of the almost madrigalian treatment of the passage ‘transeat a me calix iste’ in the responsory In monte Oliveti, for instance, contrasts dramatically with the stillness of the verse ‘Vigilate, et orate’. In accordance with documented practice at both the royal chapel in Lisbon and Vila Viçosa, the choir is accompanied by the organ.

from notes by Bernadette Nelson © 1996


Holy Week at the Chapel of the Dukes of Braganza
CDA66867Archive Service


Track 12 on CDA66867 [3'05] Archive Service

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