Himnos (4 Fantasias On Religious Tunes) - Score and parts by Antonio de Cabezon (1510-1566). For ATTB recorders; or ATBB/ATTB viols. Recorder Quartets, String Quartets, Quintets etc.. Level 3 - Moderate. Score and Parts. Published by Cheap Trills (MM.TR00042).
A set of four fantasias on religious tunes transcribed from the organ works of one of Spains most important late renaissance composers who deserves to be more widely known. The pieces have a meditative quality with rich polyphonic invention, and no part is stuck with the job of trying to stay awake during an endless cantus firmus. It is a lovely set and a good initial foray into Spanish Renaissance ornamentation for a group. Intermediate. INCLUDED HERE: Himno XV, Christe Redemptor I Himno XVI, Ut Queant laxis Himno XII, Ave Maria Stellis Himno XIII, Ave Maria Stellis X.