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    • Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Beata viscera Magnificat a 4 - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 6 days ago
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      Monteverdi composed several settings of the Magnificat. In this four-part alternatim setting which was published in the 1640 Selva morale et spirituale he incorporated the chant as a cantus firmus ...
    • William Cornysh The Elder (d 1502): Ave Maria, Mater Dei - Duration: 3 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 311 views
      It used to be thought that this beautiful Marian motet was by William Cornysh the younger but following some research by David Skinner published in 1997 it's now thought to be by his father William...
    • Easter Greetings 2015 - Postquam factus homo - markfromireland - Duration: 7 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 483 views
      I wish you all a happy and holy Easter. - markfromireland

      The troped introitus chant Postquam factus homo (Once made man) was sung at the Easter and Coronation Mass of St. Edward The Confessor in ...
    • Arvo Pärt (b1935): Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem - Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 1,193 views
      When we think of the Passion settings we tend to think of Bach's settings of the St. Matthew and St. John Passions but in fact composers both before and after Bach have set the Passion although non...
    • Attr. John IV, King of Portugal (1604–56): Crux Fidelis - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 491 views
      Crux Fidelis is the eight verse of the hymn beginning Pange lingua ('Sing, my tongue') by Saint Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus (c530-c609). It's sung on Good Friday during the Adoration...
    • Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623): Give ear, O Lord - Duration: 4 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 349 views
      The text of Weelkes' anthem 'Give ear, O Lord' is from William Hunnis' (d1597) collection of devotional texts 'An humble sute of a repentant sinner for mercie' it's a penitential text and there are...
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    • William Cornysh The Elder (d 1502): Ave Maria, Mater Dei - Duration: 3 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 311 views
      It used to be thought that this beautiful Marian motet was by William Cornysh the younger but following some research by David Skinner published in 1997 it's now thought to be by his father William...
    • Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623): Give ear, O Lord - Duration: 4 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 349 views
      The text of Weelkes' anthem 'Give ear, O Lord' is from William Hunnis' (d1597) collection of devotional texts 'An humble sute of a repentant sinner for mercie' it's a penitential text and there are...
    • Orlande de Lassus (±1530-1594) Exaudi, Deus, orationem meam - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 778 views
      De Lassus' four-part setting of the first verses of Psalm 55 is unusual precisely because it is a four-part setting. Less than a quarter of his surviving motets are for four parts. It's a lovely pi...
    • Thomas Tallis (±1505-1585) Wipe away my sins, O Lord - Duration: 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 950 views
      When the First Book of Common Prayer was introduced on Whitsunday, 9 June 1549 the need for a repertory of service music in the vernacular became urgent. One way of plugging the gap was to make use...
    • Sebastián de Vivanco (±1550-1622): Versa est in luctum - Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 824 views
      Sebastián de Vivanco was one of the leading Spanish composers of his time. He was born in Avila – the same town as de Victoria, and as you can see from his birth and death dates was de Victoria's ...
    • Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) Magnificat A Sei Voci - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      • 1,960 views
      Cavalli was born in Crema in February 1602 the son of Giovanni Battista Caletti Bruni, who at that time was maestro di cappella in Crema's Cathedral. He had a particularly beautiful voice, so much ...
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