Cardoso’s five-part (SAATB) setting of the funeral motet Nos autem gloriari was published in 1648 in his last collection of music. It starts quite formally but Cardoso soon allows himself to write in a far more fluid and relaxed manner. Enjoy :-).
Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650): Nos autem gloriari
Nos autem gloriari oportet in cruce
Yet should we1 glory in the cross
Performers: The Tallis Scholars conducted by Peter Phillips
- Translation Note: ‘Should we’ is being used in the sense of ‘it behoves us’ thus the sense of the translation is ‘It behoves us we who glory in the Cross …’ or ‘It behoves those of us who glory in the Cross …’ ↩