Audivi vocem de caelo

Publisher: OUP Oxford
Product Code: 9780193552647
Composed by: Taverner, John
Edited by Keane, Mark
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for SSAA unaccompanied.
In this motet, long melismatic lines on one syllable navigate to a cadence. Taverner’s choice of an upper-voice scoring may come from a tradition of five boys singing the responsory at Matins for All Saints’ Day, personifying the five virgins mentioned in the lesson.

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