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Program: #18-41, Air Date: 10/01/18

The great Discantus Ensemble gives us early Dominican chat, an Italian recording traces the Franciscans, and a new attempt to reconstruct Mozarabic chant.

I. Gloriosus Franciscus: The Music for St. Francis from the 13th to the 16th Century (Anonima Frottolisti). Tactus CD TC 250001.


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With Gloriosus Franciscus, Anonima Frottolisti presents a cross-section of history of music relevant to the Franciscan ideal through the first three centuries of the history of the Order: this sequence of selected pieces reveals both the learned side of this music and its closeness to “folk” devotion during the period straddling the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as a symbolic homage to the city where Anonima Frottolisti was born (Assisi): “Where the coast is more fringed than that of the coast, a sun was born in the world, as the Ganges sometimes does, but whoever speaks of it does not say Ascesi, which would say short, but East, if you really want to .” (Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia, Paradiso, 11th Canto). The ensemble Anonima Frottolisti is an experienced group, which specializes in early music and medieval music. Their previous recordings have been widely well-received. 
 
Bulla eloganti [28 septembre 1230] 00:02:00
1 Bulla eloganti 00:01:39 Anonima Frottolisti
Kyrie: Summe rex [Tropo, Codice Cantorino di Reims 00:04:56
2 Kyrie: Summe rex sempiterne 00:06:51 Anonima Frottolisti
Verbum bonum et suave [Sequenza, Codice Cantorino 00:02:35
3 Verbum bonum et suave 00:02:19 Anonima Frottolisti
In superna civitate de Franciscii novitate [Cantor 00:05:00
4 In superna civitate de Franciscii novitate 00:04:49 Anonima Frottolisti
Sequentia de beato Franciscu 00:01:00
5 Sequentia de beato Franciscu 00:00:48 Anonima Frottolisti
Gaude dei genitrix [Sequenza, Codice Cantorino di 00:02:02
6 Gaude dei genitrix 00:02:49 Anonima Frottolisti
Sicut pratum picturatum [Cantorino di Reims, Assis 00:02:00
7 Sicut pratum picturatum 00:02:07 Anonima Frottolisti
Franciscus ut in pubblicum [Antifonario Fondo Anti 00:02:00
8 Franciscus ut in pubblicum 00:02:03 Anonima Frottolisti
   
9 Ave virgo virginum, verbis carnis cella 00:02:46 Anonima Frottolisti
Sia Laudato San Francesco [Laudario di Cortona, Ms 00:01:20
10 Sia laudato San Francesco 00:04:08 Anonima Frottolisti
Ceciderunt in preclaris, [Cantorino di Reims, Ms. 00:03:00
11 Ceciderunt in preclaris (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble 00:03:01 Anonima Frottolisti
Laudar Vollio [Laudario di Cortona, Ms. 91, Biblio 00:05:19
12 Laudar vollio per amore 00:03:44 Anonima Frottolisti
O Francisce pater pie [Venezia ms. Marc. IX, 145, 00:03:00
13 O Francisce pater pie 00:02:33 Anonima Frottolisti
Già per gran nobeltà triunpho e fama 00:05:00
14 Già per gran nobeltà triunpho e fama 00:04:54 Anonima Frottolisti
Gaudeamus omnes in Domino [ntroitus Missae Sancti 00:05:00
15 Gaudeamus omnes in Domino 00:04:53 Anonima Frottolisti
Mass for St. Anthony of Padua (Missa St. Antonii V 00:52:17
16 Mass for St. Anthony of Padua: Gradual. Os justi m 00:07:56 Anonima Frottolisti
O patriarcha pauperum, Francisce [Versus alleluiat 00:05:00
17 O patriarcha pauperum, Francisce 00:04:58 Anonima Frottolisti
(dalla) Leggenda dei tre compagni [XIII sec. (casp 00:01:00
18 (Dalla) Leggenda dei tre compagni 00:00:44 Anonima Frottolisti
O San Francesco, dolce padre mio [Firenze, Firenze 00:03:00
19 O San Francesco, dolce padre mio 00:02:57 Anonima Frottolisti
Laudiam con gran fervore [lauda di Francesco Degli 00:04:00
20 Laudiam con gran fervore 00:04:05 Anonima Frottolisti
Testamento di San Francesco [Manoscritto 338 Assis 00:01:00
21 Testamento di San Francesco 00:00:43 Anonima Frottolisti
Plaude turba paupercula 00:03:00
22 Plaude turba paupercula 00:02:49 Anonima Frottolisti

 

II. Nova Sonet Harmonia (Discantus Ensemble/Brigitte Lesne). Byard Musique CD 308.556.2.

 

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In 1206, Dominique de Guzmán establishes a feminine community in the hamlet of Prouilhe, near Carcassonne, around a chapel dedicated to Notre-Dame. From 1206 till 1217, he dispenses regularly his teaching at Prouilhe before creating the Order of the Friars Preachers and sending his followers to travel the world.

In 1217, the Order settles down in Paris, at the top of the street Saint Jacques (hence the name of Jacobins): quite close to the cathedral and to the university, they find themselves then at the heart of this Paris bubbling with musical creation and with intellectual life.

After his canonization in 1234, the feast of St. Dominic was very fast integrated into the calendar of the Order and new songs are composed in his honor. Magnificent manuscripts, mostly stemming from Dominican sister's convents, allow us to make relive this directory of plainchant.

Although there is no big collection of polyphonies noted at that time and associated with the Order, numerous testimonies echo of the practice of multiple-parts songs, as protected fragments from the manuscript of Wimpfen - Dominican convent of the valley of Neckar in Germany -, as well as the numerous musical examples given by the great Dominican theorist Jérôme de Moravie, in his treaty De Musica (at the end of 13th century).

Finally, the very specific cult dedicated to the Virgin Mary, in a burst of fervour and popular devotion, comes up in the songs of the Rosarius, the collection of sermons, miracles and the songs in langue d'oïl, copied by a Preaching Friar for the convent of the Dominican sisters of Poissy, at the beginning of the 14th century.

Alternating plainchant, vocal polyphonies and songs to the Virgin, this concert proposes a sound evocation of the first century of the life of the Order, giving a special place to the Dominican Nuns: "Vous ne savez que me fist Jhesus-Crist, li miens amis, quand Jacobine me fist par grant amour…"

01. "Gaude felix parens Yspania"

02. "Ymnum nove leticie"

03. "Terribilis est locus iste / V: Cumque evigilasset Jacob"

04. "Salve virgo / Douche dame / Cumque evigilasset"

05. "Adest dies leticie"

06. "Cum sit omnis caro fenum"

07. "O spem miram quam dedisti"

08. "Alleluia / V: Felix ex fructu"

09. "Regina celi letare"

10. "Ave Maria, j'aim tant"

11. "Dominator Domine / Ecce ministerium / Domino"

12. "Vox in Rama audita est"

13. "Laus tua Deus / V: Herodes iratus est"

14. "Chorus innocentium / In Bethleem Herodes / In Bethleem"

15. "Li debonnaire diex ma mis en sa prison"

16. "Gaude Maria virgo"

17. "Inviolata, intacta et casta Maria"

18. "Paupertatis ascendens culmina / V: Nocte celi perlustrans limina"

19. "In celesti ierarchia, nova sonet armonia"

20. "Alleluia / V: Pie pater Dominice"

21. "Ad laudes Marie cantemus"

22. "Salve regina misericordie"

23. "Nous devons de cuer loer la douce Virge Marie”

III. Calculus et Cantemus: Towards a Reconstruction of Mozarabic Chant (Gregoriana Amsterdam/Geert Maessen).

For information about this ensemble, contact:

www.gregoriana.nl

Gregoriana Amsterdam is a (small) vocal ensemble specialized in the performance of the so-called Gregorian chant, one the oldest known music repertoires of some substance of Western Europe. The base for Gregoriana’s performance practice is formed by the oldest known manuscripts in which the repertory has been preserved with musical notation, and besides among other things by medieval treatises about music. As much as possible the ensemble uses self-made reconstructions and transcriptions of the repertory. Since March 2014 especially from the tenth-century Mozarabic León antiphoner.

 

Gregoriana Amsterdam was founded in 2002 by Reinier van der Lof. In 2006 Reinier also initiated a female branch, sometimes called Virga. Gregoriana sings in the church liturgy, gives concerts, delivers lectures illustrated by sung music examples and holds workshops. In order to give optimal expression to the beauty of Gregorian chant, a church with good acoustics is preferred then. Gregoriana’s home base is the Amsterdam Obrechtchurch, where we celebrate Gregorian Vespers every third saturday (except in july and august, see agenda). Gregoriana is conducted by Geert Maessen. 

1

OV

Domine labia mea aperies

1:34

2

HYMN

O triplex honor

2:02

3

ALL

Columna ignis ducem habuerunt

1:13

4

PSLD

Alleluia ubicumque fuerint

1:39

5

ALL

Tres pueri iussu regis in fornace

1:37

6

RS

Haec dicit Dominus visitabo

2:49

7

HYMN

Alleluia piis edite

2:51

8

ANT

Alleluia tu Domine susceptor + Ps 3

2:07

9

ANT

Alleluia cantemus Domino + Ex 15

2:06

10

ANT

Clama ne cesses + Is 58

2:04

11

RS

Ecce nunc tempus acceptabile

3:26

12

LC

Sermo Sancti Augustini Episcopi

3:20

13

TRN

Nunc ecce derident me

6:33

14

HYMN

O Nazarene

3:49

15

ANT

Bone magister + Ps 118: A

1:54

16

ANT

Si ego Dominus + Ps 118: B

1:57

17

ANT

Si haec scitis + Ps 118: C

1:57

18

RS

Conclusit vias meas inimicus

5:16

19

LC

Seq. Sermo S. Augustini Episcopi

1:45

20

PSLM

Deus Deus meus respice in me

6:55

21

LC

Seq. Sermo S. Augustini Episcopi

2:35

22

CNT

Cantemus Domino gloriose enim

3:43

23

LC

Daniel prophetae

1:28

24

BNS

Benedictus Domine Deus patrum

9:25

25

CP

Kyrie, Pater noster, oratio, Benedicamus

3:45

 

 

 

77:52

CD Info

CD TC 250001, Byard Musique CD 308.556.2