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Omnes de Saba

composer
SATB + SATB; Magnum opus musicum, Henricus, Munich, 1604
author of text
Isaiah 60: 6; Psalm 72: 10; Gradual and Offertory at Mass, the Epiphany of Our Lord

 
In his motet Omnes de Saba, Lassus combines the Epiphany texts of the Gradual and the Offertory. The regal grandeur of the opening speaks of the nobility of the earthly kings as they come to pay homage to their heavenly king. The triple iteration of ‘munera’ recalls the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

from notes by Charles Cole © 2020

Recordings

Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe
CDA66263
Christmas through the ages
NOEL1
From the vaults of Westminster Cathedral
CDA67707
Sacred treasures of Christmas
Studio Master: CDA68358Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 16 on CDA66263 [3'17]
Track 21 on CDA67707 [2'54]
Track 12 on CDA68358 [3'03]
Track 14 on NOEL1 [3'17]

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