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And the sun darkened - music for Passiontide

Catalogue numberBIS-2277 SACD
Release date2021-03-05
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time58:28

Resonating across more than five centuries, expressions of personal piety and prayer fill these works by a quartet of Franco-Flemish composers, all born in the 15th century, and their modern-day colleagues, Estonian Cyrillus Kreek (1889—1962) and British-Norwegian Andrew Smith (b. 1970).

For those familiar with the vocal ensemble New York Polyphony and its previous, acclaimed releases on BIS, this exploration of the intersection of ancient and modern music is far from surprising: the group is known for its innovative program­ming. On And the sun darkened the four members follow Josquin’s celebrated motet Tu pauperum refugium with Andrew Smith’s setting of Psalm 55 – composed for NYP, it is a lament which nevertheless closes with an expression of confidence in God’s justice. Sung in Estonian another biblical psalm is heard in Kreek’s Taaveti laul 22 (‘David’s 22nd Song’), the text ‘My God, why have you forsaken me’ preparing the listener for the work that has given the disc its title. Officium de Cruce by Loyset Compère is a setting of a 14th-century hymn which follows the episodes of the Passion in a continuously flowing musical narrative: from the betrayal of Christ to his death – when the sun darkened – and entombment.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Compere, Loyset
01 Crux triumphans 06:09 $ 1.48 USD
  Composer: Desprez, Josquin
02 Tu pauperum refugium 03:18 $ 0.79 USD
  Composer: Smith, Andrew
03 Salme 55 12:40 $ 3.04 USD
  Composer: Willaert, Adrian
  Pater noster - Ave Maria 08:20
04 Pater noster 04:38 $ 1.11 USD
05 Ave Maria 03:42 $ 0.89 USD
  Composer: Kreek, Cyrillus
06 Taaveti laul 22 (Psalm 22) 04:48 $ 1.15 USD
  Composer: Compere, Loyset
  Officium de Cruce 19:32
07 Prima pars: In nomine Jesu 02:11 $ 0.52 USD
08 Secunda pars: Adoramus te Christe 01:44 $ 0.42 USD
09 Tertia pars: Patris sapientia 01:50 $ 0.44 USD
10 Quarta pars: Hora prima 01:46 $ 0.42 USD
11 Quinta pars: Crucifige clamitant 02:16 $ 0.54 USD
12 Sexta pars: Hora sexta 02:11 $ 0.52 USD
13 Septima pars: Hora nona 02:25 $ 0.58 USD
14 Octava pars: De cruce deponitur 02:18 $ 0.55 USD
15 Nona pars: Hora completorii 02:51 $ 0.68 USD
  Composer: Pierre de La Rue
16 O salutaris hostia 03:32 $ 0.85 USD
  Album total 58:28
ComposerCompere, Loyset
Desprez, Josquin
Kreek, Cyrillus
Pierre de La Rue
Smith, Andrew
Willaert, Adrian
PerformerNew York Polyphony

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