All The Five Salutations: More Music of Ludwig Senfl

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Program: #05-41, Air Date: 10/03/05

NOTE: This greatest of Swiss composers has been an ongoing area of rediscovery in the last decades; this week, the Swiss Radio Choir gives us more sacred gems, including the grand motets and the para-liturgical "Five Salutations of Christ" commissioned by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria. The Coro della Radio Svizzera is directed by Diego Fasolis in this recording, which is titled Ludwig Senfl: Missa Paschalis und Motteten. It is on the Musikszene Schweiz label, and is CD # MGB 6165.

 

 

Support for these programs comes in part from Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C., with additional support from Swiss Radio, Pro Helvetia, and Musica Helvetica.

LUDWIG SENFL (1486-1543):

--De profundis ("Out of the depths I have cried unto Thee").

--Gaude Dei genetrix ("Rejoice, Mother of God").

--JOSQUIN DES PREZ/SENFL: Ave Maria. (Senfl took the great Josquin setting, added two voices, and underlaid a new text, responsive to the Reformation, that addresses Jesus instead of Mary).

--Virga Jesse floruit ("A shoot sprang from the stock of Jesse").

--Quinque Salutationes Domini Nostri Jesu Christe:
(Each of the five sections begins, "Hail to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ"):
1). (Hail) "Blessed King, Word of the Father."
2). (Hail) "Blessed King, praise of angels."
3). (Hail) "Blessed King, light of heaven."
4). (Hail) "Blessed King, glory of the Father."
5). (Hail) "Blessed King, sweetness of life."

--Missa Paschalis (Mass for Easter).

--Popule meus (Reproaches for the Good Friday Liturgy: "My people, what have I done to thee?")

Composer Info

LUDWIG SENFL (1486-1543), JOSQUIN DES PREZ

CD Info

CD # MGB 6165