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"Desires" : the Song of Songs during the English Renaissance and in the 21st century

ORA Singers, Suzi Digby
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    The wealth of compositions using the sensuous and highly charged texts of the Song of Songs is incredibly vast and rich. In the course of compiling this recording I re-discovered music that I have known for years, was introduced to pieces I didn’t know existed, and was privileged to commission a couple of works to add to this wonderful legacy of compositional material. Taken as a whole, the collection of pieces gathered here presents a varied and enlightening journey through the book of Song of Songs, and through the musical language of different centuries. I hope that both those that are well known and those that are new discoveries will encourage listeners to delve further into this miraculous repertoire.
    Suzi Digby OBE

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    ANTOINE BRUMEL [1460-1515] · Sicut lilium inter spinas (2'21) JACOB CLEMENS NON PAPA · Ego Flos Campi (4'36) JACKSON GABRIEL [1962-] · I am the Rose of Sharon (6'00) RODRIGO DE CEBALLOS [c.1530-1581] · Hortus conclusus (5'10) ANONYMOUS · Tota pulchra es (Plainchant) (2'03) ROBERT WHITE [1538-1574] · Tota pulchra es (6'49) FRANCIS GRIER [1955-] · Dilectus meus mihi (7'22) NICOLAS GOMBERT [1495-1560] · Quam pulchra es (5'18) TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA [1548-1611] · Vadam et circuibo civitatem (8'18) JONATHAN DOVE · Vadam et circuibo civitatem (8'53)SEBASTIAN DE VIVANCO [1551-1622] · Veni, dilecte mi (4'41)GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA [1525-1594] · Duo ubera tua (3'42)JUAN ESQUIVEL [1480-1513] · Surge propera amica mea (3'13) JOHN BARBER [1980-] · Sicut lilium inter spinas (2'48)

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