Program: #12-04, Air Date: 01/16/12The Cantica Symphonia ensemble presents works by the Belgian master who served for a while in the Papal Choir.
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:
The primary theme for 2011 was a celebration of Rome: The Eternal City.
III. Cantica Symphonia, Giuseppe Maletto, dir. (12-04)
All works by GUILLAUME DU FAY (1397-1474):
- Supremum est mortalibus bonum ("The highest good for mortals is peace")
- Rite maiorem Iacobum canamus (motet for St. James the Greater)
- Balsamus et munda cera (from April 7, 1431--for the first year of a Pope's reign)
- Gaude virgo mater Christi ("Hail virgin mother of Christ")
- Gloria ad modum tubae (the lower voices mimic trumpet fanfares)
- Ecclesie militantis (also written for the Coronation of Gabriele Condumar as Pope Eugenius IV, March 1431)
- Alma redemptoris Mater ("Loving mother of our Savior")
- Sanctus a 4
- Flos florum ("Flower of Flowers among lilies, which scorns the vanities of the world")
- Nuper rosarum flores ("Recently garlands of roses were given by the Pope"--for the consecration of the Florence cathedral, March 25, 1436).
GUILLAUME DU FAY (1397-1474)