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Joan Baptista Comes: Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae

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>Comes, Joan Baptista : Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae, for chorus & organ
>Comes, Joan Baptista : Christus factus est, for 4 voices
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Notes & Reviews:

Composer Joan Baptista Comes, born in Valencia was chapel master at the Cathedral in Lleida and a canon at the Collegiate in Gandia. He later served at the Real Colegio de Corpus Christi and finally was appointed chapel master at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Valencia. The Lamentations heard on this disc were meant to be sung during the Catholic celebration of Holy Week.

"The austere chants of the Middle Ages (no instruments allowed, even organ, for three days) had given way to artistic compositions on the highest level. This was a different way of marking the most solemn days of the liturgical year, a reflection of a changed religious culture. Unlike other composers of the period, Comes provides no virtuoso solo writing for singers whose professional work was shut down for the holy days. He concentrates on the most sublime text settings for the choral singers, enhancing the liturgy rather than overpowering it. The result is quite remarkable. Add this to your collection of Baroque music for Holy Week." -Fanfare

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Capella de la Sapiència, Universitat de València (04/2010).



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>Comes, Joan Baptista : Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Alicia Alcayna (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Comes, Joan Baptista : Christus factus est, for 4 voices
  • Performer: Alicia Alcayna (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque