Laude di Sancta Maria

Laude di Sancta Maria
Veillée de chants de dévotion dans l'Italie des Communes
La Reverdie
Arcana 34

Contents:

  1. Venite a Laudare
  2. Ave Maria (antiphon)
  3. Verbum Patris hodie
  4. Die ti salvi Regina
  5. Voi ch'amate
  6. Or piangiamo
  7. Dulcis Jesu memoria / Jesu nostra redemptio
  8. Onne homo
  9. Diana stella
  10. Chi vuol lo mondo
  11. Troppo perde'l tempo
  12. Ortorum virentium / Virga Yesse
  13. Con la madre
  14. Ave maris stella (antiphon)
  15. Ave Donna sanctissima
  16. Assumpta est Maria
  17. Ave Regina gloriosa

Performers: Claudia Caffagni (voice, lute, bells), Livia Caffagni (voice, vielle, recorder), Elisabetta de'Mircovich (voice, vielle, symphonia), Ella de'Mircovich (voice, harp), Doron David Sherwin (voice, cornetto, percussion), Sergio Foresti (voice), Roberto Spremulli (voice, bells), Matteo Zenatti (voice, bells), Klaus L. Neumann (bells), Paolo Zerbinatti (organistrum)

Playing time: 71'

Recording date: June, 1994

The medieval laud was monophonic & paraliturgical, usually with a rustic air about it. These songs were often performed with improvised harmony, in a style somewhat similar to organum. The two sources for this recording are from Cortona & Firenze, illustrating the highlights of this very broadly based genre.

La Reverdie's next recording extracted from these same sources:

Legenda Aurea
Laudes des Saints au Trecento italien
La Reverdie
Arcana 304

Other significant recordings featuring the laud:

Claustrum Beautitudinis
Laude Latine del Monastero di San Colombano in Bobbio - secolo XIII & XIV
Ensemble Cantilena Antiqua - Stefano Albarello
Symphonia 95141
Acantus
Sacred "songs of the people" from medieval Italy
Acantus
Gimell 462 516
Laudario di Cortona
Un mystère du XIIIe siècle
Ensemble Organum - Marcel Pérès
Harmonia Mundi 901582
Laude sulla vita di Gesù
Canti drammatici delle Confraternite del XIII secolo
Concentus Lucensis / I Cantori del Miserere di Sessa Aurunca - Stefano Albarello
Tactus 280001
Laude: Medieval Italian Spiritual Songs
Early Music Institute Musicians of Indiana University - Thomas Binkley
Focus 912
Canto Novello
The Italian Lauda
Ensemble Oni Wytars / Ars Choralis Coeln - Maria Jonas
Raumklang 2809
Gloria 'n Cielo e Pace 'n Terra
Songs of the age of St. Francis of Assisi
Orientis Partibus
Dynamic 269
Nova Stella
A Medieval Italian Christmas
Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble
Dorian Discovery 80142
Saint France and the Minstrels of God
Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble
Dorian Discovery 80143
Regina Pretiosa
Una celebrazione mariana del Trecento fiorentino
Insieme vocale e strumentale L'Homme Armé - Fabio Lombardo
Tactus 350001
Laudario di Cortona
Canti devozionali del XIII secolo
Ensemble vocale La Dolce Vista - Giovanni Caruso
Tactus 270001
Vernans Rosa
Melodie dello Scriptorium di Bobbio, XII-XIV secolo
Gruppo di Canto Ambrosiano - Luigi Bennedetti
Sipario 31
Joculatores Dei
Laude from Venice, Florence and Cortona
Vox Resonat - Eric Mentzel
Marc Aurel Editions 20012
Ave Donna Santissima
Armoniosoincanto - Franco Radicchia
Tactus 260001
Il Laudario cortonese 91
Chamber Choir Eresmin - Nekane Lasarte
Gallo 1117
La Mare de Déu
Chants religieux du Moyen Age – Laudes du Pape Célestin V
René Zosso / Anne Osnowycz
Tròba Vox 024

La Reverdie's other recordings generally have 13th century Italy as their center, but often do range out in sources from other areas and more complex polyphonic material. These recordings:

I dodici giardini
Cantico di Santa Caterina da Bologna (1413-1463)
La Reverdie
Arcana 367
Carmina Burana: Sacri Sarcasmi
La Reverdie
Arcana 353
Dufay: Missa Sancti Jacobi
La Reverdie
Arcana 342
Jacopo da Bologna: Madrigalli e Cacce
La Reverdie
Arcana 327
Dufay: Voyage en Italie
La Reverdie
Arcana 317
Sponsa regis
La Victoire de la Vierge dans l'oeuvre d'Hildegard von Bingen
Ensemble La Reverdie / Piccoli cantori di San Bernardo
Arcana 314
Nox-Lux
France & Angleterre, 1200-1300
La Reverdie
Arcana 307
La Nuit de Saint Nicholas
La Reverdie / I Cantori Gregoriani
Arcana 72
Insula Feminarum
Résonances médiévales de la Féminité Celte
La Reverdie
Arcana 59
Historia Sancti Eadmundi
De la liturgie dramatique au drame liturgique
La Reverdie
Arcana 43
Suso in Italia Bella
Musique dans les cours et cloitres de l'Italie du Nord
La Reverdie
Arcana 38
O Tu Chiara Sciença
Musique de la Pensée Médiévale
La Reverdie
Arcana 29
Speculum Amoris
Lyrique de l'Amour Médiéval du mysticisme à l'érotisme
La Reverdie
Arcana 20
Bestarium
La Reverdie
Cantus 9601
Guinevere, Yseut, Melusine
The Heritage of Celtic Womanhood in the Middle Ages
La Reverdie
Giulia "Musica Antiqua" 201007
La Milano degli Sforza
Agricola / Compère / Martini / Lubeck / Weerbecke
Ensemble Odhecaton
The Classic Voice "Antiqua" 1 [magazine+CD]
La Reverdie en Concierto
Festival Internacional de Santander
La Reverdie
RTVE Música 65131

Finally, an illustration of the next generation of Italian lauds:

O Yesu Dolce
Laudi italiane del quattrocento
Micrologus
Opus 111 30-169

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Todd M. McComb