La Nuit de Saint Nicholas

La Nuit de Saint Nicholas
La Reverdie / I Cantori Gregoriani
Arcana A 72

Content:

    Anon., Cambridge Univ. Lib. MS Mm 2g
  1. Invitatorium: Adoremus Regem seculorum
  2. Antiphona: Nobillissimis siquidem natalibus
  3. Antiphona: Pudore bono repletus
    Anon., Antiphonale Monasticum
    Psalmus III

  4. Anon., Cambridge Univ. Lib. MS Mm 2g
  5. Antiphona: Auro virginum incestus
    Anon., Antiphonale Monasticum
    Psalmus IV

  6. Anon., Paul the Deacon: Vita Sancti Nicholai
  7. Lectio

  8. Anon., Cambridge Univ. Lib. MS Mm 2g
  9. Responsorium: Quadam die tempestate / Mox illis clamantibus

  10. C. Caffagni
  11. Instrumental piece: Vox de celo

  12. Jacopo de Voragine: Legenda Aurea seu Historia Lombardica
  13. Lectio

  14. Anon., Cambridge Univ. Lib. MS Mm 2g
  15. Responsorium: Confessor Dei Nicholaus / Erat enim valde compaciens

  16. Paul the Deacon: Vita Sancti Nicholai
  17. Lectio

  18. Anon., Cambridge Univ. Lib. MS Mm 2g
  19. Responsorium: Ex eius tumba / Catervatim
    Prosa: Sospitati dedit egros

  20. Anon., Florence, Bibl. Laurenziana, Ms Plut. 2a
  21. Organum: Ex eius tumba

  22. Anon., Cambridge Univ. Lib. MS Mm 2g
  23. Antiphona: O per omnia laudabilem virum
    Anon., Antiphonale Monasticum
    Psalmus CL

  24. Anon., Cambridge Univ. Lib. MS Mm 2g
  25. Resposorium: Qui cum audissent / Clara quippe voce
  26. Antiphona: Copiose caritatis Nicholæ
    Anon., Antiphonale Monasticum
    Benedictus

  27. Anon., Cambridge Univ. Lib. MS Mm 2g
  28. Antiphona: O Christi pietas
    Anon., Antiphonale Monasticum
    Magnificat

  29. Anon., London, Brit. Mus. Lib. MS Royal 5F
  30. Oracio
    St. Godric of Finchale, Orléans, Bibl. Mun. MS 201
    Sainte Nicolas Godes druth

Playing time: 72' 00"

Performers:
La Reverdie [Claudia Caffagni (voice, psaltery, bells, tabule), Livia Caffagni (voice), Elisabetta de' Mircovich (voice, medieal fiddle, bells), Ella de' Mircovich (voice, harp, cithara teutonia), Doron David Sherwin (tabule, percussions)] & I Cantori Gregoriani [Angelo Corno (voice), Giorgio Merli (voice, bells), Alessandro Riganti (voice), Roberto Spremulli (voice), Fulvio Rampi (voice, bells)] - Fulvio Rampi, dir. with Yael Manou (bells), Lorenzo Pallazo (bells)

Recording site and date:
Modena, S. Damaso, Église de Collegara [04-05/1998]

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 23/2-415 (November/December 1999)

Comments:
Information from owned CD & Sergey Lebedev.
This is a liturgical drama devoted to the Feast of St. Nicholas. Reconstruction by La Reverdie is based on the English antiphonary of the 13th century (Cambridge Univ. Lib. MS Mm 2g).

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