Friday, 11 January 2013

Jean Conseil: Tempus faciendi (7vv)

The motet Tempus faciendi (7vv, SAATTBB) by Jean Conseil (c. 1501-1534) was probably dedicated to pope Clement VII. The Tenor 2 sings six times a eight-note ostinato with the text O, clemens, taken from the Salve Regina text. The text of the motet could also suggest a request to the pope to renew the papal singers' privileges.

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