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Program: #15-31, Air Date: 07/27/15

The prolific Spanish ensemble with the Mystery of Elche, Death and Apocalypse in the Middle Ages, and the Disapora of the Sephardim.

NOTE: All of the recordings on this program are featuring the Capella de Ministrers directed by Carles Magraner. For more information:

 I. Planctus: Muerte y Apocalipsis en la Edad Media. CdM CD 1536.

 Planctus: Muerte y Apocalipsis en la Edad Media

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In the Middle Ages there were a large number of compositions on eschatological theme and compositions relating to the funeral ritual. It is significant that most of the few musical pieces recoverable of ancient Hispanic liturgy are belonging to the Officium Defunctorum. A varied repertoire of macabre thematic consists of laments, dances of death, responsories and other forms of poetic- musical expressions as antiphons and tropes, are the reflection of the questions that humans have ever made about the afterlife, about the meaning of life and death, and behind of them a chasm of fear,  or hope. 
Requiem æternam (GT 669)
Ples de tristor. Planh que fe Guiraut Riquier del sehnor de Narbona
Misa de Barcelona. Kyrie
Audi pontus, audi tellus (Las Huelgas Codex)
De profundis (GT 673)
Sol eclypsim patitur. Planctus por el óbito de Fernando III el Santo
Dies irae (LU 1810)
Clangam, filii (Sequentia planctus cigni)
Domine Iesu Christe (GT 674)
Mentem meam ledit dolor. Planctus por el óbito de Ramón Berenguer IV
Misa de Notre-Dame de Kernascléden. Sanctus
Media vita in morte sumus (Defunctorum prosa)
Agnus Dei (LU 1815)
Ir tanczer und spranczer (Death dance)
Lux æterna (LU 1815)
In paradisum (LU 1768) 

II. Música Encerrada CdM CD 1435.

 Música Encerrada

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In 1492 was enacted the Alhambra edict, this fact caused a forced migration of the Jews who remained in Spain. With them travel the liturgical texts of poets from the called “Jewish golden age” in Spain, and all music that today preserves the oral tradition, songs and poems of medieval Hispanic culture. This is part of our musical legacy, a fragment of our tradition and our history. Music that, as their customs, was part of the privacy of the family unit. Music that remained enclosed in space and, now, in time.

 1. Sa’dâwî (Instrumental)

 2. Una ramika de ruda

 3. Yo le mandi a la mi novia (Instrumental)

 4. Hero y Leandro

 5. Dame paras para el banyo (Instrumental)

 6. Avridme Galanika


 7. La muerte de Absalón (Instrumental)

 8. Nani, nani

 9. Se vistyo la Reyna Ester (Instrumental)

10. Irme kero


11. La roza enflorese

12. Karsilamas sefardies (Instrumental)

13. Dos amantes

14. Tanz, tanz Jiddelelch (Instrumental)

15. Gül Pembe 

III. Misteri d’Elx—La Vespra  CdM CD 0304

Misteri d'Elx: La Vespra

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Divided into two days, this recording includes the first part of the drama of the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, which ends with her death. It is based on the ‘consueta’ version of 1709.
 I. La Vespra

Fanfarria real
Cabezón: Tiento del Primer Tono
Germanes mies, yo voldria
Verge i Mare de Déu
Ay, trista vida corporal!
Gran desig m'és vengut al cor
Correa: Tiento de medio registro de tiple de Décimo Tono
Cabezón: Himno Aver Maris Stella
Ginés Pérez: Gloria Laus
Deus vos salv, verge imperial
Angel plaent e illuminós
Los apòstols assí seran
Palero: Himno Ave Maris Stella
Ginés Pérez: O Cruz
Saluts, honor e salvament
Ay, fill Joan e amich meu!
Ay, trista vida corporal!
Verge humil, flor de honor
Ternari: O poder de l'alt imperi
Salve regina princesa
O Déu, valeu! Y qu-és assò
Los meus cars fills, puix sou venguts
O cos sanct glorificat
Araceli: Esposa e mare de Déu
Cabanilles: Corrente italiana (introducción)

CD Info

CdM CD 1536, CdM CD 1435, CdM CD 0304,