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Tres sacrae cantiones

1959; Illumina nos, 1957
author of text

The so-called ‘completions’ of Gesualdo’s Tres sacrae cantiones betray Stravinsky’s unmistakable harmonic style to such an extent that they are not mere arrangements or canonic completions but recompositions which become a hybrid with characteristics of both composers.

from notes by Lorraine Gwynne © 1991

Les soi-disant «parachèvements» des Tres sacrae cantiones de Gesualdo trahissent le style harmonique inimitable de Stravinski à un tel point qu’il ne s’agit plus de simples arrangements ni de parachèvements canoniques mais de nouvelles compositions hybrides possédant des caractéristiques des deux compositeurs.

extrait des notes rédigées par Lorraine Gwynne © 1991
Français: Elisabeth Rhodes

Die sogennanten „Komplettierungen“ der Tres sacrae cantiones Gesualdos lassen ebenfalls Strawinskys unmißverständlichen harmonischen Stil erkennen, und zwar so sehr, daß es sich nicht um bloße Arrangements oder kanonische Komplettierungen, sondern um Neukompositionen handelt—eine Mischform, die Merkmale beider Komponisten aufweist.

aus dem Begleittext von Lorraine Gwynne © 1991
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Stravinsky: Les Noces & other choral works


No 1: Da pacem Domine
Track 21 on CDH55467 [3'01]
No 2: Assumpta est Maria
Track 22 on CDH55467 [2'59]
No 3: Illumina nos
Track 23 on CDH55467 [3'43]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66410 track 23

Illumina nos
Recording date
14 October 1990
Recording venue
The Royal College of Music, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Gary Cole
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Stravinsky: Les Noces & other choral works (CDA66410)
    Disc 1 Track 23
    Release date: October 1991
    Deletion date: January 2012
    Superseded by CDH55467
  2. Stravinsky: Les Noces & other choral works (CDH55467)
    Disc 1 Track 23
    Release date: January 2014
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