In , midway between the Lenten motets and Figure humaine, Poulenc composed Exultate Deo. It responds suitably to its jubilant text, and features a rare. Francis Poulenc. Exultate Deo, motet for solemn occasions, for chorus, FP Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook. Exultate Deo – mixed choir. Motet pour les fêtes solennelles. Francis Poulenc. Exultate Deo – mixed choir. More by this composer.
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The site is also available in several languages. Buccinate in neomenia tuba insigni die solemnitatis vestrae. PolyphonyStephen Layton conductor.
The texture is suddenly a rich, drawn out chorale, expanded and thickened with added tones, and finally concluding on a broadly voiced chord with a shimmering sixth coloring the harmony. A dramatic pause sets the stage for the final text phrase, “insigni die solemnitatis vestrae” “in the time appointed, and on our solemn feast day”.
But perhaps the real interest in this disc lies dfo the more unfamiliar motets. Those studies of Exlutate chorales with Koechlin set him along a predominantly chordal, homophonic path when writing for voices, but here his knowledge of music by Monteverdi, Palestrina and Gabrieli briefly shines through. Soprano Susan Gritton is superb, too, in her committed, soaring performances.
It is fluent, cheeky, listen-to-what-I-can-do writing. It responds suitably to its jubilant text, and features a rare case for Poulenc of paired, imitative entries at the outset. Blow up the trumpet in the new moon: Poulennc the New Moon. The result is a freshness and clarity that sheds new light on this work.
The recording, made in All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, is a perfect combination of immediacy and religious resonance poulencc clarifies the musical forces without lessening ambience.
Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. As the phrase “exultate Deo” reappears in the text, we hear the rising motive from the beginning, sung as if to start another imitative entrance; it takes a different turn at the end, however, leading to a hushed homophonic passage.
By reducing the forces in this recording, Stephen Layton reveals their dissonance without mitigating their heartfelt religious spirit. Exultate Deo psalterium iucundum cum cithara. Sexy Trippy All Moods. It was upon hearing of the horrendous automobile accident that had killed his friend, the composer Pierre-Octave Ferroudthat Poulenc began to “ponder Collegium’s recording offers an extensive selection of Poulenc’s sacred choral music with the Gloria as centrepiece.
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Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Click track numbers above to select. Once the entire ensemble had entered, the choir declaims the text in strict homophony.
Don’t show me this message again. Stephen Layton is a marvelous conductor; not only are his tempos good and his textures clear, but the Britten Sinfonia plays with real gusto. Sumite psalmum, et date tympanum. Though perhaps not always as strictly reverent as one might expect in a piece of church music, the listener must keep in mind that the harmonic twists and turns Poulenc employs are not at least in this case gags, but rather dramatic devices.
The site is also available in several languages. Settings of the Psalms. 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. March Total duration: Streams Videos All Posts. It’s an exhilarating listen; and on top of all that, Layton’s chosen soloist is a joy, too.
The Cambridge SingersJohn Rutter conductor. For the opening words the voice groups enter one at a time in imitation, on a rising scalar line. Choral Classics from Cambridge.
Other recordings available for download. This piece breezes through some unlikely keys in the pooulenc its core A major, through F sharp major to C major to C sharp major. Peace I Leave With You.
Gloria and Other Choral Music. Once again, the call for music grows louder as it is repeated.