Program: #12-05 Air Date: Jan 23, 2012
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")
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)