Among Palestrina’s or so motets, Exsultate Deo has always been a favourite. With its joyous tunefulness and vivid word-painting depicting musical. Exultate Deo. composer. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (/). Motettorum quinque vocibus liber quintus, author of text. Bible. Psalm 80 ( 81): From the fanfare-like opening of Exultate Deo and its soul-mates by Viadana, Gabrieli, Byrd and Monteverdi, through the linear beauties of Ave verum corpus ( as.

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Musical greatness is sometimes difficult to ascribe with certainty, but in the case of composers such as Palestrina and Victoria the task is an easy one; the fact that they worked in the same place at the same time is more than mere historical accident. The yearfor instance, is conventionally regarded as a convenient point at which to separate the Renaissance era from the Baroque; the fact that the earliest complete surviving opera dates from that year fuels palesgrina otherwise arbitrary division.

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This recording was made exactly one hundred years after the foundation stone of Westminster Cathedral was laid in and is a testament to a century of conservation and dep in the performance of music within the Roman Catholic liturgy at the Cathedral. The Cambridge SingersJohn Rutter conductor. The percussion instruments mentioned in verse 2a may have suggested this phrase’s more syncopated motive, and the psaltery evoked in verse 2b sounds in more arched melismatic writing.

Nine Centuries of Choral Music. Don’t show me this message again. In contrast to Byrd and Tallis, Peter Philips fled England as a young man because he was unable to maintain his Roman Catholic beliefs comfortably. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the seo to accept the defaults. A Capella from Saint Thomas Church.

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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Buccinate in neomenia tuba, insigni die solemnitatis vestrae. European Choral Music – Rubens and the Music of His Time. Streams Videos All Posts. In this case, Palestrina witholds his musical gesture, at first spinning out a series of choppy imitative motives, and finally reaching a strong homophonic conclusion as all voices sing the solemnity.


Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Mysteries of the Renaissance. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. These motets were designed for unofficial Roman Catholic gatherings, hence the intensely intimate nature of the musical settings.

All performed by the Cambridge Singers at palrstrina sensuous and virtuosic best. This recording was made one hundred years after the foundation stone of the Westminster Cathedral was laid and is a testimony to a century of conservation and innovation exhltate the performance of music within the Roman Catholic liturgy.

Exsultate Deo, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book V)

Exultate justi is a fine motet, but his corpus of sacred music will never be compared favourably with that of Palestrina. Music in the Age of the Italian Renaissance. With its joyous tunefulness and vivid word-painting depicting musical instruments, it refutes the inaccurate myth of Palestrina as a cold, bloodless master of abstract polyphony, a myth due in part to the reverence surrounding him even in his lifetime and to the use of his music ever since as a model in the teaching of counterpoint, an unfortunate fate indeed for a composer whose music, at its best, leaps off the page and demands the excitement of performance.

The second Point of Imitation contrasts the surging first motive to a fanfare-like intonation of “rejoice.

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Jazz Latin New Age. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. In fact, when he composed a five-voiced motet on that very text published in his Fifth Book of Motets ofhe gave the Psalmist’s images an almost uncharacteristically lively musical garb.

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Take up a song and bring the drum, the pleasing harp and the lute. In England the distinction between Renaissance and Baroque carries even less weight—it is only the Puritanism of the Protectorate in the mid-seventeenth century that interrupts a continuous stylistic thread that links the sacred music written during the years immediately preceding the Civil War with that of the Reformation.

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Sound the trumpet at the new moon, on your special Feast Day. Roman composers such feo Palestrina and his slightly older colleague Giovanni Animuccia composed more musically sedate madrigals than their Florentine or Ferrarese contemporaries, yet the Romans still maintained the dxultate ideal of reflecting subtle nuances of the text in their musical settings.

He certainly knew, and participated in, the growing sixteenth century tradition of the Roman madrigal. Though the motive is less than characteristic, the musical phrase structure follows an expected pattern of imitation in all voices leading to a strong harmonic cadence on the tonic. Right at the outset, he breaks one of the apparent “rules” of his own melodic style and follows an upward leap on the word “Exult!

A sacred liturgical text such as “Exsultate Deo,” the jubilant passage from the first three verses of Psalm 80, may contain equally evocative images and actions, and Palestrinadespite his reputation for reserve and musical balance in all things, would respond.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. In short, there is much that connects the items within this anthology in spite of historical generalizations that might indicate otherwise. The function of church music is to adorn a living liturgy.

However, the labels Renaissance and Baroque are of limited use when applied to the sacred music of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries: Sexy Trippy All Moods. The final verse claims that all the music is to signify the solemnity of the day. Introduction English The dates which musicians use to delineate historical periods are frequently misleading.

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