Francis Poulenc’s motet, Salve Regina, is strikingly different from the rest of the music on our December concerts. The other composers clearly. Francis Poulenc (). Category: Anthem. Words. Salve Regina, mater misericordiae, vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve, ad te clamamus, exsules filii. Francis Poulenc. Salve-Regina. You can freely and lawfully download a printable score for this Work from IMSLP – the Petrucci Music Library – though it may not.

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Stabat Mater; Quintette; Pergolesi: Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The harmonies become most colorful near the end, on the words “O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria” “O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary”as bass ostinati gradually lose their footing and chromatic twists alter the harmonic trajectory.

The sudden loss of his friend caused Poulenc to “ponder The musical result of this religious awakening was a drastic shift towards sacred subjects. Front photograph by Malcolm Crowthers.

Mass for Double Choir; Francis Poulenc: Here the harmony becomes transitory, sequencing its way into new places; the expressive effect is one of fallibility, insecurity, and entreaty. The Complete Argo Recordings. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.


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Salve Regina serves as a contrast to the vibrancy of its counterpart, with a text and tone that conveys reverence, penitence, hope, and a much quieter kind of jubilation. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.

Francis Poulenc is now considered to be among the most important composers of choral music of the 20th Century. Jazz Latin New Age. At the words “Et Iesum” “And Jesus” the ensemble converges on unison and octaves, with a pensive, angular melody, before returning to solemn homophony.

Gloria and Other Choral Music. The text of the rwgina motet, Exultate Deo, invokes the trumpet, tabret, harp, and lute to praise “God, our strength” with a “joyful noise”; the musical setting is likewise exclamatory and triumphant, alternating between strict imitation and assertive homophony.

Salve Regina, FP 110 (Poulenc, Francis)

The harmonies are both rich and stark, regiina a carefully shaped melodic contour that alternately rises, arcs, or descends across each phrase of the text. Choral Classics from Cambridge. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Introspection Late Night Partying. Francis Poulenc had little interest in religion until a terrible automobile accident took the life his friend, the composer Pierre-Octave Ferroud. Toward the Unknown Region.

Poulenc F – Salve Regina | The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. These smoothed shapes are first broken up by a dramatic leap upwards in the sopranos on the phrase “ad te clamamus” “our cries to thee we raise”a gesture and text that is repeated for emphasis.


Choral Works by Francis Poulenc. Stephen Layton and Polyphony continue to blaze a trail as great interpreters and dazzling performers of a wide range of choral music.

Salve Regina, for chorus, FP 110

The final dissonance resolves into submissive parallel fifths, bringing the work to a solemn close. A Hymn to the Virgin.

The men begin with a rising melody presented in lush parallel tenths, before being joined by the women on a plaintively leaping line. Streams Videos All Posts. A subtle but effective nuance is created by the men’s voices as they emerge with pictorial design from the lower range alone, to be joined by the upper voices in the middle of the phrase.

Sacred Music through the Ages. Music in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. The work begins in homophony, a texture that will predominate throughout the work. The Cambridge SingersJohn Rutter conductor.