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Program: #08-47, Air Date: 11/10/08

Recorded in the Lady Chapel of the great Archabbey of Pannonhalma, these remarkable mass and Vesper settings performed by the Schola Hungarica are taken from 15th and 16th century manuscripts from what was in the late 1500s the largest Hungarian city not under Ottoman rule, Bratislava.

Note: All of the music on this program is performed by the Schola Hungarica directed by Janka Szendrei and Laszlo Dobsay.

This recording is on Budapest Music Center label and is CD BMC CD 128. For information:

www.bmcrecords.hu

Recorded in the Lady Chapel of the great Archabbey of Pannonhalma, these remarkable mass and Vesper settings performed by the Schola Hungarica are taken from 15th and 16th century manuscripts from what was in the late 1500s the largest Hungarian city not under Ottoman rule, Pozsony, now Bratislava. They were donated in 1571 by the widow Anna Hannsen Schuman to the collegiate chapter of that city.

For a complete list of past recordings by the Schola Hungarica, check the play list "A Hungarian Christmas," #07-49.

Vespers for St. Michael's Day

Antiphon: Omnes fideles Christi ("O come all ye, Christ's faithful, make haste to the feast of St. Michael")
Capitulum: In diebus illis ("In those days...God sent and signified by his angel")
Responsory: Te sanctum Dominum ("O Holy Lord, all angels on high praise you")
Hymnus: Christe sanctorum ("Christ, fair glory of the holy Angels")
Verse: In conspecto Angelorum ("Before the Angels I will I sing praise unto Thee")
Antiphon: Dum sacrum mysterium ("While John looked on the holy mystery, Michael the Archangel and the host of angels sang")
Oratio: Dominus vobiscum ("The Lord be with you")

Mass for St. Martin's Day

Gradual: Ecce sacerdos ("Behold , the high priest")
Alleluia: Beatus vir ("The blessed man St. Martin rests in the city of Tours")
Sequentia: Sacerdotum Christi Martinum ("The Church of catholic peace worldwide proclaims Martin, the high priest of Christ")
Offertory: Veritas mea ("With him is my faith and my mercy")

Vespers for St. Martin's Day

Antiphon: Dixit Dominus ("The Lord said unto my Lord")
Capitulum: Ecce sacerdos ("Behold , the high priest")
Responsory: Martinus sacerdos Dei ("Martin, priest of God...shines as a rose in Gaul")
Hymnus: Martine confessor Dei (Martin, a confessor of God, string in his spiritual vigor")
Verse: Amavit eum Dominus ("The Lord loved him and glorified him")
Antiphon: O beatum virum ("O blessed man, whose spirit possesses paradise")
Oratio: Deus, qui conspicis ("O Lord, who seest that we can do no good of our own strength")
Antiphon: O quam gloriosum ("O how glorious is the nation where all saints rejoice with Christ")

CD Info

BMC CD 128,