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Program: #12-05, Air Date: 01/23/12

Pedro Memelsdorff's ensemble has made a great specialty of music from this troubled time; this week, the Ars Nova in Rome.

We continue our long and fruitful association with our partners at Radio Netherlands in presenting a series of concerts from the 2011 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht. We direct listeners to their web site, which will provide more in-depth information about the music and performers we hear as well as more information about the festival: www.rnwclassical.com

The primary theme for 2011 was a celebration of Rome: The Eternal City.

IV. Mala Punica, Pedro Memelsdorff, director: Urbi et Orbi: Ars Nova in Rome (12-05)

 

  • Anon.: Kyrie
  • PHILIPPE de VITRY (1291-1361): O canenda vulgo per computa/Rex quem metrorum ("O unspeakable madness of our age")
  • ANTONIO ZACARA de TERAMO (c.1350-c.1415): Gloria fior gentile
  • JOHANNES CICONIA (c.1370-1412): Merçé o morté ("Let death or mercy end at last this pain"--Petrarch)
  • CICONIA: Albane misse celitus (for cleric Albano Michele who was installed as Bishop of Padua in March 1406).
  • CICONIA: Gloria; Credo.
  • MATTHEUS de SANCTO JOHANNE (fl.c.1365-c.1389): Je chant un chant ("I sing a song").
    : Inclite flos (in praise of the Avignon Pope Clement VII)
  • FILIPPOTTO da CASERTA (c.1350-c.1435): Par les grans Gedeon et Sanson ("For the grand Gideon and Samson")
  • Anon.: Universi qui te expectant ("On Thee do I await the day"--Psalm 25)
  • Anon.: Deus in adiutorum ("O Lord, make haste to help me" (Psalm 69).]
  • Anon.: Haec est Maria ("This is Mary")
  • Anon.: Laudate pueri Dominum ("Praise the Lord, o ye children, praise the Name of the Lord")

Composer Info

JOHANNES CICONIA (c.1370-1412), PHILIPPE de VITRY (1291-1361), ANTONIO ZACARA de TERAMO (c.1350-c.1415), MATTHEUS de SANCTO JOHANNE (fl.c.1365-c.1389), FILIPPOTTO da CASERTA (c.1350-c.1435)