Jacob Handl (Gallus): Composer
Jimmy Kachulis: Transcribed, edited and arranged
One of the most unique pieces in the entire Renaissance canon of choral music, this motet sets a text delineating the mysterious interaction between the human and the divine, by one of the most original of Renaissance composers, Jacob Handl (Gallus). The mystery is reflected both in the imitative melodic chromaticism of each voice part, and chord progressions that did not become commonly used until the music of Richard Wagner hundreds of years later.
A miraculous mystery is revealed today
Our nature is renewed, as God is made human
He remains what he was, and shoulders his humanity
Neither mixing nor dividing
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