Johannes Flamingus (fl 1565–73): Cibavit eos

There’s very little information available about this Flemish composer he’s known to have been active in Leiden and was among the copyists who produced the Leiden choirbooks in which some of his works including this setting of Introit for Corpus Christi can be found. His entry in Grove concludes by describing him as "an uneven composer, but at his best his music is very fine indeed". ‘Very fine indeed’ seems to me to be a good description of this four-part setting of Cibavit eos, the introit for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Enjoy :-)


Johannes Flamingus (fl 1565–73): Cibavit eos

Cibavit eos ex adipe frumenti, alleluia.
Et de petra melle saturavit eos, alleluia.
Exultate Deo adiutori nostro,
Iubilate Deo Iacob.
Gloria Patri
Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto
sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper,
et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

He fed them from the fulness of the wheat, alleluia.
And sated them with honey from the rock, alleluia.
Rejoice in God our helper,
sing for joy to the God of Jacob.
Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be. Amen.

Performers: Egidius quartet and college directed by Peter de Groot.

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