Magnificat / Phlip Cave
CKD 517 (Linn Records)
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, vocal ensemble Polyphony directed by Philip Cave have created a programme of renaissance polyphonic works inspired by Girolamo Savonarola’s (1452-1498) famous meditations written whilst awaiting execution. One contemplates psalm 50 Miserere mei, Deus and another on psalm 30 In te, Domine, Speravi. Savonarola was a Dominican friar burned at the stake for his reformist preaching, his ashes were scattered in a river to prevent supporters preserving them as relics.
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