November 2002#02-47 (11/25/02)
For over 30 years the Scola Gregoriana of the St. Saviour's Cathedral of Bruges has made music from the ancient church as alive as the medieval streets of that most beautiful of cities. This week, as we enter the meditative darkness of the Advent season, we hear the ancient Requiem service.
CD Info: DOM 2910 40.
After a too-long absence, we return to the extraordinary work of Anne-Lise Berntsen as she reinterprets the ancient music of her homeland. with a modern twist.
Composer: HANS ADOLPH BRONSON, PETTER DASS, ARVID PEDERSEN, THOMAS KINGO, JOHAN NORDAHL BRUN, HANS CHRISTENSEN STHEN, BERNT STOYLEN.
CD Info: FXCD 136.
One of the themes of the just passed 2002 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht was music from medieval and early Renaissance Croatia and Dalmatia--we will hear a service from this land where Byzantium, Rome and the ancient Glagolithic chant merged together.
Pierre de la Rue achieved fame matched only by Josquin des Prez, moving in the Lowlands from Burgundy to the southern part of modern Holland, serving the Hapsburgs and spending his last years in Kortrijk in Flanders--this week a recent recording dedicated to the most important 16th century woman in the Lowlands, Marguerite of Austria.
Composer: Pierre de la Rue (c.1460-1518).
CD Info: HCD-32018.
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