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Windsbacher Knabenchor – Double Chorus Motets Of The Old Masters album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 30th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1966
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    Windsbacher Knabenchor – Double Chorus Motets Of The Old Masters album art 1
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    Columbus in all caps on the cover of an album of motets from the 16th and 17th centuries, recorded by the Windsbacher Boys Choir. The typeface was likely chosen for the flourish in its O, which is a handy device for signifying Baroque without having to revert to type styles that were actually used in this period. It helps that this letter occurs no less than five times in the title, in fairly even distribution. For good measure, there’s one equally curling C and one floppy-top A.

    For the art, cover designer Burt Goldblatt used a detail from Assumption of the Virgin by Spanish painter Juan de Valdés Leal (1622–1690). The album was released by Mace, a division of Scepter Records specializing in classical music, probably in the mid or late 1960s (catalog number MS 9054).

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    Front cover of the stereo release.
    Source: https://www.ebay.com malismediacc (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    Front cover of the stereo release.

    On the back cover, the title is presented in Columbia Outline, a variant that was already available as part of the original 1890s release.
    Source: https://www.ebay.com malismediacc (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    On the back cover, the title is presented in Columbia Outline, a variant that was already available as part of the original 1890s release.

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