Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Time to Start Thinking: Qui Habitat

One of the longest pieces of music in the Gradual is Qui Habitat, the tract for the first Sunday of Lent. It runs 6 pages in my book. I know that it is a bit early but I would like to post (probably yet again) this wonderful setting of the text by the brilliant Josquin - it is for 24 singers. If you ever hear it live, you are very blessed. Remember: this was written 500 years ago. There is something profoundly wrong with the Whig theory of music that we are always progressing. Hmmmm.

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