Music in Switzerland: Schola Cantorum Basilensis–Three Medieval Recordings

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Program: #00-40   Air Date: Aug 15, 2000


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I. NOVA CANTICA: Latin Songs of the High Middle Ages   (Dominique Vellard and Emmanuel Bonnardot, voices). Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/BMG CD RD-77196.

  • Anon.: Da laudis, homo, nova cantica (Conductus for Christmas).
  • Anon.: Annus novus in gaudio (Versus for New Year).
  • Anon.: Iubilemus, exultemus (Benedicamus trope for Christmas).
  • Anon.: Letabundi iubilemus (Benedicamus trope for Christmas).
  • Anon.: Dulcis sapor novi mellis (Benedicamus trope for the Virgin Mary).

II. CODEX ENGELBERG 314: Music of the Late Middle Ages (Choralensemble of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis/ Dominique Vellard & Wolf Arlt, directors). Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/BMG CD RD-77185.

  • Anon.: Inter natos mulierum--O Johannes doce nos (for John the Baptist).
  • Anon.: Vroet uch alle geloubigu lute mit Schalle (German version of the 11th century French sequence on the Virgin Birth, Letabundus exultet).
  • Anon.: Kyrie fons bonitatis (troped Kyrie, "Source of all goodness").
  • Anon/MONK of SALZBURG: Lobt all zungen des eren richen gottes (German version of the "Pange lingua gloriosa" for Corpus Christi).
  • Anon.: Congaudeat turba fidelium (Benedicamus trope for Christmas).

III. "En doulz chastel de Pavie"--Chansons a la cour des Visconti vers 1400 (Ferrara Ensemble/Crawford Young, dir.). Harmonia Mundi CD HMC 905241.

  • JACOB SENLECHES: La harpe de melodie.
  • Anon.: Istanpitta Isabella.
  • JOHANNES CICONIA: Le ray au soleyl.
  • Anon.: Chanconeta tedescha tenor.

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CD Info

BMG CD RD-77196, BMG CD RD-77185, CD HMC 905241,

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