Thursday, 16 December 2021

Filipe de Magalhães (c. 1571-1652): Missa Veni Domine (SATB)

The second Mass of the Missarum liber cum antiphonis (Lisbon, 1636) by Filipe de Magalhães (c. 1571-1652) is based on the motet Veni Domine by the Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero. In the five-voice Agnus Dei the Superius 2 sings the ostinato Veni Domine et noli tardare from the original motet.

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Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646): Missa de Beata Virgine (SATB)

The first Mass in the Liber missarum IIII. V. VI. et VIII. vocibus (Antwerp, 1621) by the Portuguese composer Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646). The Agnus Dei is scored for five voices with a canon (Quinta vox per tempora sequitur me. Quatuor tacendo initio finem reperies) where the Altus sings only the Breves of the Superius.

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Thursday, 2 December 2021

Cristóbal de Montemayor (fl. 1583-1600): Virgo prudentissima (SATTB)

Cristóbal de Montemayor (or Cristoforo Montemayor) is a rather unknown Spanish Renaissance composer. The only source for his works is the Liber primus cum octo et sex et quinque et quatuor vocibus (Napoli, 1593), a collection with psalms for double choir, hymns, motets and a couple of Masses. Though the double choir psalms and hymns are quite uninteresting, the works that stand out are the motets for four, five and six voices.

We are publishing the motets for four, five and six voices by Montemayor in Ars Subtilior Editions. The copy of the Liber primus (I-RN Mss musicali 135) has a lot of errors (text, accidentals, values...) that have been corrected for our editions.

Virgo prudentissima is an outstanding motet for five voices (SSATB). It alternates parts with vibrant counterpoint with phrases of expressive homophony (like in pulchra ut luna).

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Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Dic Echo (SSAATB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

Nº 7 of Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572. You can buy or download this score here. Remember, you can buy our scores for the price you want to support Ars Subtilior Editions!

Canones et echo sex vocibus (Venice, 1572)

22 motets for 6vv, 7vv and 8vv

Alma Dei genitrix

SSAATB

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Ave mundi spes Maria

SSAATB

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Gaude Barbara beata

SSATTB

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Dum clamaremus ad Dominum

SSATTB

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Eleva Domine

SSATTB

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Quae celebrat thermas

SSAATB

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Dic Echo

SSAATB

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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Francisco Garro († 1623): Missa Maria Magdalene (SSATBB)

The Spanish composer Francisco Garro published this wonderful Mass based on the famous motet by Francisco Guerrero on his Opera aliquot (Lisbon, 1609). This is a very different Mass from the one by Alonso Lobo (available here). The final Agnus Dei is scored for eight voices with a double canon In diapason.

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Monday, 29 November 2021

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627): Missa In diebus illis (SATB)

The second Mass of the Missae sex (Antwerp, 1604) by the Spanish composer Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627) is based on the motet by Palestrina. The Agnus Dei is scored for six voices with a Canon in subdiapente & in diatessaron on the Altus.

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Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Pere Riquet (fl. 1598-1619): Missa Susanne un jour (SATB)

This Mass by Pere Riquet (fl. 1598-1619) was one of the latest (if not the last) Masses based on the famous chanson by Didier Lupi and Orlando di Lasso.

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Monday, 15 November 2021

Cristóbal de Montemayor (fl. 1583-1600): Tu es Petrus (SSATTB)

Cristóbal de Montemayor (or Cristoforo Montemayor) is a rather unknown Spanish Renaissance composer. The only source for his works is the Liber primus cum octo et sex et quinque et quatuor vocibus (Napoli, 1593), a collection with psalms for double choir, hymns, motets and a couple of Masses. Though the double choir psalms and hymns are quite uninteresting, the works that stand out are the motets for four, five and six voices.

We are publishing the motets for four, five and six voices by Montemayor in Ars Subtilior Editions. The copy of the Liber primus (I-RN Mss musicali 135) has a lot of errors (text, accidentals, values...) that have been corrected for our editions.

Tu es Petrus is a motet for six voices (SSATTB) that uses a small part of the usual text (Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram edificabo Ecclesiam meam. Alleluia.)

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MIDI


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Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650): Missa Tradent enim vos (SAATB)

A Mass on the homonym motet by Palestrina. The final six-voice Agnus Dei closes with an impressive Trinitas in unitate canon with the riddle Qui sequitur me via recta non ambulat in tenebris.

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Monday, 8 November 2021

Luzzasco Luzzaschi (c. 1545-1607): Sacrarum cantionum liber primus (Complete Edition)

The Sacrarum cantionum liber primus (Venice, 1598) is the only extant collection of motets by the famous composer of madrigals Luzzasco Luzzaschi (c. 1545-1607). All the motets are scored for five voices (SATTB, except Pater noster, which is for SSAAT).

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Sacrarum cantionum liber primus (Venice, 1598)

14 motets for 5vv


 

In te Domine speravi

SATTB

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Gaudent in caelis

SATTB

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O sacrum convivium

SATTB

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Deus tu scis inspientiam

SATTB

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Vias tuas Domine

SATTB

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Homo quidam fecit coenam

SATTB

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Pater noster

SSAAT

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Hodie nobis caelorum rex

SATTB

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In tribulatione mea

SATTB

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O felix Massilia

SATTB

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Tulerunt Dominum

SATTB

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Ad Dominum cum tribularer

SATTB

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In die tribulationis meae

SATTB

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Mensae caelestis

SATTB

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Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Alonso Lobo (1555-1617): Missa Maria Magdalene (SSATBB)

A Mass on the famous motet by Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599).

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Thursday, 30 September 2021

Filipe de Magalhães (c. 1571-1652): Missa de Beata Virgine Maria (SATB)

The first Mass of Missarum liber cum antiphonis (Lisbon, 1636) by the Portuguese Renaissance composer Filipe de Magalhães (c. 1571-1652).

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Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646): Missa Sancta Maria (SATB)

The Missa Sancta Maria is the second Mass of the first book of Masses (Liber missarum IIII. V. VI. et VIII. vocibus, Antwerp, 1621) by the Portuguese Renaissance composer Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646). This Mass is based on the homonym motet by the Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599), the most admired Spanish composer of his generation. 

The Agnus Dei is the perfect sample of Duarte Lobo's genius. Scored for six voices, the riddle in the Cantus (and the Tenor with a canon at the octave down) with the words per aliam reversi sunt means that the six-note ostinato has to be sung alternatively from left to right (A-G-A-C-B-A) and backwards with the intervals inverted (A-G-F-A-B-A).

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Thursday, 16 September 2021

Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627): Missa de Beata Virgine (SATB)

The first Mass of the Missae sex (Antwerp, 1604) by the Spanish composer Pedro Rimonte (Zaragoza, 1565-1627). The final Agnus Dei adds two extra voices with a double canon.

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Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Petite et accipietis (SATB) (2021 Edition)

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Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Tu es vas electionis (SATB) (2021 Edition)

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Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Crux fidelis (SSATTB) (2021 Edition)

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Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650): Missa Miserere mihi Domine (SSATTB)

We are proud to release our first edition from our series dedicated to the so-called Golden Age of Portuguese Renaissance Music. 

The six-voice Missa Miserere mihi Domine by Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650), included in his first printed book of Masses (Missae quaternis, quinis, et sex vocibus. Liber primus, Lisbon, 1625), is a Mass with a Cantus firmus (a very old-fashioned style in 1625) that is usually placed on the Superius I, but also on the Altus, Tenor and even the Bassus in the Christe.

The Agnus Dei ends with an enigmatic and virtuosistic canon typical of Cardoso. The indication Tenor II in dyapason, Altus in dyatesaron bis dicens Cantum Gregorianum is given to us, placed in the Superius I, which means that while the Tenor II sings strictly the same melody of the Superius I at the octave lower, the Altus has to sing only the Breves at the fourth, which together form exactly the melody of the Cantus firmus Miserere mihi Domine.

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MIDI (Agnus Dei)

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Monday, 6 September 2021

Pierre Certon (c. 1515-1572): Pater noster / Ave Maria (SAATTB)

A wonderful six voice-motet by Pierre Certon (c. 1515-1572) that combines the melodies of Pater noster with the Cantus firmus of the Ave Maria in the Quintus and Sextus (Altus 1 and Tenor 2, with a canon at the fourth).

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Friday, 3 September 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Assumpta est Maria (SSSAAT) (2021 Edition)

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Thursday, 26 August 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa Tu es vas electionis (SATB) (2021 Edition)

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Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Quae celebrat thermas (SSAATB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

Nº 6 of Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572. A six-voice echo with the appearance of Nero and Narcissus!

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Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590)

Canones et echo sex vocibus (Venice, 1572)

22 motets for 6vv, 7vv and 8vv

Alma Dei genitrix

SSAATB

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Ave mundi spes Maria

SSAATB

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Gaude Barbara beata

SSATTB

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Dum clamaremus ad Dominum

SSATTB

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Eleva Domine

SSATTB

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Quae celebrat thermas

SSAATB

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Thursday, 1 July 2021

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495-c. 1560): Missa Media vita (SAATB)

One of the few Renaissance Masses that reduces the number of voices of the original model (our edition of Media vita can be found here).

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Juan Esquivel de Barahona (c. 1560- c. 1623): Missarum liber primus (Complete Edition)

We are proud to release the complete edition of the Missarum liber primus by Juan Esquivel de Barahona (c. 1560- c. 1623).

Published in 1608, the Missarum liber primus contains the antiphon Asperges me, three Masses based on motets by Francisco Guerrero (Ave virgo sanctissima, Ductus est Jesus and Gloriose confessor Domini), the six-voice Missa Batalla (with the final Agnus Dei for twelve voices!) on the famous chanson La guerre by Clement Janequin (which also serves as a subtle homage to Francisco Guerrero as he also published a mass on that chanson, the Missa de la batalla escoutez), one hexachord Mass for eight voices (the Missa Ut re mi fa sol la) and a five-voice Missa pro defunctis (Requiem) with the final six-voice motet In paradisum.

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Juan Esquivel de Barahona (c. 1560-c. 1623)

Missarum liber primus (1608)

Asperges me

SATB

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Missa Ave virgo sanctissima

SSATB

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Missa Batalla

SSAATB

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Missa Ut re mi fa sol la

SSSAATTB

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Missa Ductus est Jesus

SATB

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Missa Gloriose confessor Domini

SATB

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Missa pro defunctis

SSATB

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Surge Petre (SAATB) (2021 Edition)

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Monday, 7 June 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa Doctor bonus (SATB) (2021 Edition)

A Mass based on the homonym motet by the composer himself. The Agnus Dei is another tour de force typical of Vivanco, scored for eight voices with a double canon and an ostinato.

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Friday, 28 May 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Spiritus Sanctus replevit (SATB) (2021 Edition)

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Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Surrexit pastor bonus (SSATB) (2021 Edition)

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Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Ludwig Daser (c. 1525-1589): Missa Pater noster (SATBB)

A masterpiece by Daser and a homage to the Pater noster/Ave Maria by Josquin. The Credo is scored for six voices and combines both plainchants simultaneously.

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Monday, 17 May 2021

Who can be against us? Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Eleva Domine (SSATTB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

Nº 5 of Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572. This is the second motet in Canones et echo sex vocibus that celebrates the victory in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 (Victoria in bello navali, quo selym classis omnis funditus periit)

This time the Cantus 2 sings an ostinato with the words Si Deus pro nobis, quis contra nos? (If God is with us, who can be against us?)

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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa Super octo tonos (SATB) (2021 Edition)

One of the most extraordinary masses by Vivanco, based on the eight plainchant tones. The Hosanna is the true climax of the work (not the Agnus Dei as usual, which is scored for five voices), an astonishing tour de force with a double canon scored for eight voices.

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Friday, 30 April 2021

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495-c. 1560): Missa Quam pulchra es (SAATBB)

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Monday, 26 April 2021

Alonso Lobo (1555-1617): Missa Beata Dei genitrix (SSAATB) [Liber primus missarum, 1602]

The first Mass in the Liber primus missarum (Madrid, 1602), based on the homonym six-voice motet by Francisco Guerrero. 

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Friday, 16 April 2021

Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Dum clamaremus ad Dominum (SSATTB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

Nº 4 of Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572. This motet celebrates the victory in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 (Victoria in bello navali, quo selym classis omnis funditus periit). The Cantus 2 sings the cantus firmus Deposuit potentes et exaltabit humiles

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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): O rex gloriae (SSATTB) (2021 Edition)

This is a six-voice motet, unica in E-SAc LP 1, and a complete different work from the homonym eight-voice motet in the Liber motectorum printed in 1610 (which can be also purchased or downloaded here).

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Monday, 12 April 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): O Domine Jesu Christe (SSATB) (2021 Edition)

A five voice motet by Sebastián de Vivanco. The Tenor sings the Pater noster cantus firmus.

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Wednesday, 24 March 2021

José Gay († 1587): Motets for 5vv, 6vv and 7vv

We are proud to announce the release of our edition of the motets by the unknown Spanish Renaissance composer José Gay (†1587). According to Luis Antonio González Marín in his article in the Diccionario de la Música Española e Hispanoamericana, José Gay was born in Valencia in an unknown date. He was the chapel master in Gandía, and in his last months he moved to Zaragoza where he got the post of chapel master in the Cathedral.

The motets of José Gay show a style we can see in composers that never worked outside Spain such as Alonso Lobo, Sebastián de Vivanco, Alonso de Tejeda or Ambrosio Cotes: rhythm variety, expressive harmonies and a certain degree of counterpoint complexity.

We are publishing the edition of all the fourteen motets of José Gay in E-VAcp 20, an astonishing collection of motets of 16th and early 17th centuries handwritten in a set of partbooks held in the Colegio y Seminario del Corpus Christi del Patriarca in Valencia (Spain). There are eight motets for five voices (Sancti Dei omnes, Fuit homo missus a Deo, Emendemus in melius, Dominus qui eripuit, Misereris omnium Domine, Beata es Maria, Regina caeli and Reminiscere Domine), five for six voices (Dum complerentur, Super flumina Babylonis, Media vita, Descendens Jesus de monte and Factum est praelium) and one for seven voices (Angelus Domini).

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José Gay († 1587)

Motets for 5vv, 6vv and 7vv

Sancti Dei omnes

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Fuit homo missus a Deo

SSATB

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Emendemus in melius

SSATB

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Dominus qui eripuit

SSATB

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Misereris omnium Domine

SSATB

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Beata es Maria

SAATB

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Regina caeli

SAATB

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Reminiscere Domine

SSATB

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Dum complerentur

SSAATB

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Super flumina Babylonis

SSAATB

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Media vita

SSAATB

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Descendens Jesus de monte

SSAATB

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Factum est praelium

SSAATB

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Angelus Domini

SSAATTB

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