Music from Norway–Exaudium eum: Gregorian Chant for Lent & Holy Week

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Program: #08-13   Air Date: Mar 17, 2008

Once again the Consortiun Vocale Oslo brings us a stunning recreation of a medieval service from Norway. Following the recreation of the service for St. Olav, the Office of the Holy Blood, and the service for John the Baptist, we’ll hear chant for Lent and Holy Week from the medieval church of Ringsaker.


NOTE: All of the music on this program comes from the latest disc featuring the male vocal ensemble of Oslo Cathedral.

Under the leadership of Alexander M. Schweitzer, the group (since 1998) has specialized in the study of Gregorian chant.
"This recording adheres to criteria for melodic correction proposed by the Melody Restoration Committee of the International Society for the Study of Gregorian Chant (AISCGre)."

It is on the 2L label, and is SACD43--for more information, you may check:

These programs are made possible in part by support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in
Washington, D.C. For more information about Norwegian cultural events
in the United States or for travel and tourist information, you may consult:

First Sunday of Lent
--Introit: Invocabit me ("When he calls to me, I will answer him")
--Graduale: Angelis suis ("To his Angels he has given a commandment")

Second Sunday of Lent
--Introit: Reminiscere ("Remember your mercies, Lord")
--Communio: Visionem quam vidistis ("Tell no one about the vision you have seen")

Third Sunday of Lent
--Introit: Oculi mei ("My eyes are forever turned toward the Lord")
--Gradual: Exsurge Domine ("Arise, O Lord, let no man prevail")

Fourth Sunday of Lent
--Introit: Laetare Ierusalem ("Rejoice, O Jerusalem, and gather around")
--Kyrie XVII A: Kyrie salve ("Lord, have mercy")
--Gradual: Laetatus sum ("I rejoiced when it was said unto me")
--Tractus: Qui confidunt ("Those who trust in the Lord are like Mt. Zion")
--Evangelium: De caeco nato ("As he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth")
--Offertorium: Laudate Dominum ("Praise the Lord, for He is loving")
--Oratio super oblata-Praefatio-Sanctus XII ("Lord, we offer you these gifts we bring in peace")
--Agnus Dei XII: Pater cuncta ("Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world")
--Communio: Lutum fecit ("The Lord made some clay from his spittle")

Fifth Sunday of Lent
--Introit: Iudica me ("Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause")
--Communio: Videns Dominus ("When the Lord saw the sisters of Lazarus")

Palm Sunday
--Offertorium: Improperium ("My heart awaited reproach and misery")

Good Friday
--Improperia: Popule meus ("My people, what have I done to you?")
--Hymnus: Crux fidelis ("O faithful Cross, incomparable tree")
--Gradual: Christus factus est ("Christ became obedient for us unto death")

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