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Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener - Sacred Music for Mary Queen of Scots - Robert CARVER. Mass Cantate Domino [vol. 4]

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Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener - Sacred Music for Mary Queen of Scots - Robert CARVER. Mass Cantate Domino [vol. 4]

Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener - Sacred Music for Mary Queen of Scots - Robert CARVER. Mass Cantate Domino [vol. 4]
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ASV Gaudeamus 136 (1993) | Renaissance

The anonymous Mass Cantate Domino for six voices (#1-4) is recorded in an incomplete set of part-books of about 1550, traditionally linked with Dunkeld Cathedral, but more likely originating in the collegiate chapel of Lincluden, Dumfriesshire. Much has had to be done to complete the music: the bass part is missing throughout and three other voices are more or less fragmentary towards the end. The style of the music is 'British decorative' of the earlier sixteenth century with its characteristic mixture of florid and imitative counterpoint. On closer examination, however, the work may be of Scottish origin: the music is directly related to the five-part Mass Fera pessima by Robert Carver, finest Scottish composer of sacred music in the early sixteenth century. I suggest that the present Mass is a reworking of about 1525 for six voices, possibly by Carver himself, of the earlier five-part composition: much thematic material is common to both works, though the six-part shows a more assured technical command. It is a cyclic Mass in the established tradition: each movement opens with the same head-motif and each is based on the same cantus firmus - a plainsong melody, as yet unidentified. Also, traditionally, the music has been arranged to alternate full and solo sections. It is an impressive work, and if by Carver - it is certainly very good Carver.

Robert CARVER (?). Mass 'Cantate Domino'
01 - Gloria [4:49]
02 - Credo [5:08]
03 - Sanctus - Benedictus [10:43]
04 - Agnus Dei [8:16]

05 - Descendi in hortum meum (an., instr.) [4:02]
06 - David PEEBLES. Si quis diligit me [6:11]
07 - David PEEBLES. Psalm 107 [3:18]
08 - John BLACK. Lytill Blak (instr.) [1:54]
09 - John ANGUS. All My Belief [6:57]
10 - John BLACK. Ane Lesson Upone the Feiftie Psalme [2:36]
(Report upone 'Quhan sall my sorifull siching slaik')
11 - David PEEBLES. Psalm 124 [2:52]
12 - John ANGUS. The Song of Simeon [1:37]

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CAPPELLA NOVA
Alan Tavener

Sopranos
Alisce Dumas
Sara Egan
Mhairi Lawson
Amanda Morrison

Altos
Sandy Chenery
William Forbes Jones
Rebecca Tavener

Tenors
Peter Douglas
Graham Lovett
Robert McAlpine
Jeremy Taylor

Basses
Robin Adams
Colin Heggie
William Jenkins
Nicholas York-Jones

organ: David Hamilton