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In the visual arts, anamorphosis is a technical term for a distorted image that changes appearance with an altered perspective, usually revealed through projection or as seen through a special lens. As used in the context of this 2019 release by Vincent Dumestre and Le Poème Harmonique, the word has a somewhat ambiguous musical meaning, suggesting the duality of sacred and secular characteristics that became a hallmark of early Baroque music. This metaphorical sense of anamorphosis is illustrated by the Miserere of Gregorio ...

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  1. Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus
  2. Un allato messagier, for voice & continuo (contrafactum of "Un ferito cavalier")
  3. Si dolce è 'l martire, madrigal for voice & continuo (attributed; contrafactum of SV 332)
  4. Domine ne in furore tuo (Psalm 37)
  5. Breve e la vita nostra, aria for 3 voices & continuo
  6. La comica del cielo (La Baltasara), opera: Sinfonia
  7. La Vita humana, opera: Odimi, Il Passo Arresta
  8. La Vita humana, opera: Chi Fà Che Ritorni
  9. La Vita humana, opera: Un Sonno Ohimè
  10. Maria, quid ploras?, motet for 5 voices SV 97/3.k (contrafacta of SV 97/3)
  11. Pascha Concelebranda, for 6 voices & continuo (contrafactum of Monteverdi's SV 155)
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