In , midway between the Lenten motets and Figure humaine, Poulenc composed Exultate Deo. It responds suitably to its jubilant text, and features a rare. Francis Poulenc. Exultate Deo, motet for solemn occasions, for chorus, FP Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook. Exultate Deo – mixed choir. Motet pour les fêtes solennelles. Francis Poulenc. Exultate Deo – mixed choir. More by this composer.

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A dramatic pause sets the stage for the final text phrase, “insigni die solemnitatis vestrae” “in the time appointed, and on our solemn feast day”. Music to Enhance Your Spirit. The result is a freshness and clarity that sheds new light on this work.

Sing we merrily unto God our strength: Take the psalm, bring hither the tabret, the merry harp with the lute. Sacred and Secular Choral Works. Don’t show me this message again. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

The antiquated construction is updated by the occasional introduction of colorful dissonances and striking harmonic twists. In the New Moon. Though perhaps not always as strictly reverent as one might expect in a piece of church music, the listener must keep in mind that the harmonic twists and turns Poulenc employs are not at least in this case gags, but rather dramatic devices.


This piece breezes through some unlikely keys in the middle—from its core A major, through F sharp major to C major to C sharp major. It was upon hearing of the horrendous automobile accident that had killed his friend, the composer Pierre-Octave Ferroudthat Poulenc began to “ponder The musical result of this religious awakening was a drastic shift towards sacred subjects. Don’t show me this message again.

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Exultate Deo, adiutori nostro, iubilate Deo Jacob. Poulenc ‘s setting is both reverent and vivid, and his characteristic harmonic tricks are used to dramatic ends. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. It’s an exhilarating listen; and on top of all that, Layton’s chosen soloist is a joy, exutate. PolyphonyStephen Layton conductor.

Poulenc F – Exsultate Deo | The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, poulencc use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The Cambridge SingersJohn Rutter conductor. Click track numbers above to select. As the phrase “exultate Deo” reappears in the text, we hear the rising motive from the beginning, sung as if to start another imitative entrance; it takes a different turn at the end, however, leading to a hushed homophonic passage.

Though raised as a devout Catholic, throughout the first years of his adulthood Francis Poulenc had little interest in religion. The psalm text is full of musical images: This piece breezes through some unlikely keys in the middle—from its core A major, through F sharp major to C major to C sharp major.

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The recording, made in All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, is a perfect combination of immediacy and religious resonance that clarifies the musical exhltate without lessening ambience. The texture is suddenly a rich, drawn out chorale, expanded and thickened with added tones, and finally concluding on a broadly voiced chord with a shimmering sixth coloring the harmony.

Poulenc F – Exsultate Deo

Peace I Leave With You. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Jazz Latin New Age. Streams Videos All Posts. But perhaps the real interest in this disc lies in the more unfamiliar motets. Poulenc ‘s setting of Psalm 81, Exultate Deo “Sing Aloud Unto God” reflects the point at which the composer’s devotion to music crosses paths with his faith in God.

Exultate Deo – mixed choir

Polyphony brings its characteristic incisiveness, precision and evenness of tone to Poulenc’s unaccompanied Lenten and Christmas motets, Salve regina and Exultate Deo. Settings of the Psalms.

Exultate Deo psalterium iucundum cum cithara. Blow up the trumpet in the new moon: Soprano Susan Gritton is superb, too, in her committed, soaring performances. The site is also available in several languages.