The Brabant Ensemble specialise in comparatively out-of-the-way Renaissance repertoire, so their choice of the Missa Ad coenam Agni is in this sense logical. Ad cenam Agni providi. The Lamb’s High Banquet We really a different hymn entirely. The revised hymn can be found under the title of Ad regias Agni dapes. ICON, SOURCE. , Pdf. , Midi. , Music XML. , LilyPond. , Sibelius. File

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Consurgit Christus tumulo, victor redit de barathro, tyrannum trudens vinculo et paradisum reserans. For the third instalment of his Palestrina cycle Harry Agnl has chosen an equally sumptuous five-voice setting on the Regina caeli plainchant. Regina caeli 1, 8vv. Der Messe liegt ein gregorianischer Hymnus zugrunde, der wahrscheinlich aus dem 7.

Tulerunt Dominum is slightly more unusual from a liturgical point of view, since although the text appears as a Magnificat antiphon on Friday in Easter week, in this form it lacks the initial Alleluia set by Palestrina. The canonic interval varies between the lower and upper fifth, and is stated at several temporal distances, most frequently two or three breves.

The revised hymn can be found under the title of Ad regias Agni dapes.

The Mass which opens the program and the hymn that concludes it belong to Eastertide, as does everything on the program, but they are related only by using the same chant melody in the hymn verses and as cantus firmus in the Mass. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. This group has a pure sound that is the product of painstaking ensemble work but does not foreclose expressive phrase shapes and crescendos.


Thanks for the comment — yes, it is wonderful recording of some great music. Les deux courts motets Haec dies et Alleluia.

Palestrina: Missa Ad coenam Agni

Missa Ad coenam Agni, 5vv. The two short motets Haec angi and Alleluia. Credo Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Sanctus and Benedictus Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

Palestrina: Missa Ad coenam Agni – review

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Much use is made of antiphonal repetition, with the second choir shadowing the first either at the same pitch as in the opening phrase or lower as a form of echo technique. There are therefore four polyphonic verses interspersed with three sung to the chant, and Palestrina achieves a remarkable level of variety in treating the tune.

Notify me of new comments via email. The work has more of what you might call oomph a technical term than do Palestrina ‘s later masses, and the Brabant Ensemble sings it to the hilt. None of these pieces exceeds three minutes but each is a finely crafted addition to the liturgy. Song of Songs, Si ignoras te, O pulchra.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Latin from the Liturgia Horarum. Jazz Latin New Age. One of the earliest of the Ambrosian hymns, 6th century or earlier, this hymn is used for Vespers from Easter Sunday until Ascension.

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The final Alleluia occupies about a third of the piece, beginning aghi with upper voices before a crescendo to the ayni. The Brabant Ensemble brings a matchless blend of musicianship, scholarship and sensitive singing to this glorious music. As is customary, several movements feature reduced scoring, with the canonic voice dropping out in most cases, permitting greater compositional freedom.

Now Christ, our Paschal Lamb, is slain, the Lamb of God that knows no stain, the true Oblation offered here, our own unleavened Bread sincere.