A Golden Treasury of Mediæval Music

A Golden Treasury of Mediæval Music
Sine Nomine
Amon Ra CD-SAR 63


    Alfonso le Sabio (attr.), El Escorial, Real Biblioteca de San Lorenzo, Ms. T.j.I, f. 204v: Cantigas de Santa Maria
  1. Cantiga 153: Quen quer que tenen desden

  2. Anon., French/Scottish, 13th c., Wolfenbüttel Herzog August Bibliothek, MS 677, f.17: Vespers Responsory for St. Nicholas
  3. Ex cujus tumba; V. Catervatim

  4. Anon., England, late 13th c. ?, Oxford Bodleian Library MS Douce 139, f. 5v:
  5. Estampie

  6. Anon., England, 14th c., Oxford, New College, MS. 362, Item XXVI, ff. 90v-91:
  7. Rosa delectabilis / [Regali ex progenie] / Regalis exoritur

  8. Anon. (music), 13th c. / Richard de Ledrede (text), Cambridge, King's College, Muniment Roll 2 W.32 / Kilkenny, Episcopal Palace, s.n. "Red Book of Ossory", f. 71:
  9. Peperit virgo

  10. Anon., Scotland, Early 16th c., Thomas Wode part-books: Cantus songs and Fancies, Aberdeen 1662; London, British Library MS Add. 33933; Edinburgh, University Library MS La. III. 483:
  11. My heartly service

  12. John Dunstable, Bologna, Liceo Musicale, MS Q15, ff. 7v-8:
  13. Marian Antiphon, Advent & Christmas: Alma redemptoris mater

  14. Colin Muset, Paris Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, MS 5198, pp. 237-238:
  15. Sire cuens, j'ai vielé

  16. Anon., France 14th c., Apt, Trésor de la Basilique Sainte-Anne, MS 16bis, f. 14v:
  17. Hymn for Advent Vespers: Conditor alme siderum

  18. Solage, Chantilly, Musée Condé, MS 564, f. 23v:
  19. Corps feminin

  20. Gilles Binchois, Paris, Bibliothèque G. Thibault, "Chansonnier Nivelle de la Chaussée", ff. 51v-52:
  21. Je ne vis oncques la pareille

  22. Anon., Italy, ca 1400, London, British Library MS add. 29987, f. 62:
  23. Saltarello

  24. Anon., Italy, 14th c., Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Cod. Panaciatichi 26, ff. 47v-48r:
  25. Io son un pellegrin

  26. Wolfram von Eschenbach, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek MS 2675, f. 1v:
  27. Titurel fragment: Sus Lâgen sie unlange

  28. Anon., Switzerland, late 14th c., Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 314, f. 142f.:
  29. Ad regnum epulentum

  30. Oswald von Wolkenstein, Innsbruck, Wolkenstein Handschrift B, f. 6:
  31. Gesegnet sey die frucht

  32. Anon., Silesia, ca 1485, Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellónska, s.n. "Glogauer Liederbuch". no. 121:
  33. Nu bitt wir den heiligen geist

  34. Suonhart (?), 9th or 10th c., Munich, Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6260, f. 158v:
  35. Petruslied: Unsar trohtin hat farsalt

  36. Anon., Silesia, ca 1485, Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellónska, s.n. "Glogauer Liederbuch". no. 25:
  37. Der notter schwanctz

  38. Hildegard von Bingen, Dendermonde, St.-Pieters & Paulusabdij, MS Cod. 9, ff. 165v-166:
  39. Symphonia virginum: O dulcissime amator

  40. Anon., Ireland, ca 1150-1200, London, British Library MS Add. 36929, f. 59:
  41. Cornacus scripsit

Playing time: 75' 30"

Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music [Holly Cluett (soprano), Jay Lambie (tenor), Bryan Martin (baritone, lute), Randall Rosenfeld (vielle, gittern, flute, recorder), Andrea Budgey (harp, recorder, soprano, durabukka)]

Recording site and date:
Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn [06/1995]

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):

Other recordings of Sine Nomine:
This is the second CD for this group; they recorded a cassette released in 1994 "Gaudeamus omnes - Medieval Music of the Saints", distributed in Britain and North America. In 1995, the ensemble provided the music for a CD-ROM version of Peter Ustinov's "Inside Vatican" for PBS

Information from owned CD. The booklet included with the CD is a model to follow in term of academic information; just before listening to the CD you feel they wish to show that, although they are beginning in the field, they want to deliver a serious product. And as seen above, the content is extremely ambitious covering from the 9th century to mid 16th. And the result is serious, well done and more than promising. This canadian ensemble and the french-canadian ensemble "Anonymus" represent very well Canada in the EM field. It should be also noted that the pronunciation of old french is excellent for an english speaking singer (Jay Lambie).

Pierre-F. Roberge

A recording devoted to a subset of this repertory:

Music of the Middle Ages & Early Renaissance in Scotland
Mackillop / Taylor / Hunter / Rendall
Dorian Discovery 80141

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