Cant de la Sibil·la

Cant de la Sibil·la
Montserrat Figueras / La Capella Reial - Jordi Savall, dir.
Astrée (Auvidis) E 8705 [CD]
Astrée (Auvidis) E8 8705 [Minidisc]
Astrée (Naïve) "Musica Iberica" ES 9971 [CD]
Alia Vox AVSA 9879 [SACD-H]

Contents:

    Anon., Barcelona, 10th-11th c.
  1. Sibil·la Latine

  2. Anon., Montpellier, Lectionarium 12th-13th c.
  3. Sibil·la Povençale

  4. Anon., Seu d'Urgele, 15th c.
  5. Sibil·la Catalane

Playing time: 54' 30

Performers:
Montserrat Figueras (soprano)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vocal Ensemble:
Maite Arruabarrena (soprano), Carmen Marques (soprano), Maria Dolors Cortes (mezzo-soprano), Josep Maria Gregpri (tenor), JeanYves Guerry (tenor), Juan Cruz (tenor), Lambert Climent (tenor), Pedro Ormazabal (tenor), Jose Cabré (baritone), Jordi Ricart (tenor), Daniele Carnovich (bass), Antoni Oliva (bass)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Instrumental Ensemble:
Jordi Savall (bowed vielle, viol), Eunice Brandao (alto viol), Sergi Casademunt (tenor viol), Lorenz Duftschmid (bass viol), Robert Crawford Young ('ud), Jean-Pierre Canihac (cornett), Alfredo Bernardini (shawm), Daniel Lasalle (sackbut), Lorenzo Alpert (basson), Josep Boras (bassoon), Angel Pereira (percussion)
Jordi Savall, dir.

Recording site and date:
Colegiata del Castillo de Cardona (Cataluña), Spain [03/1988];
Rel.: 1988 (E), 1994 (E8), 2002 (ES), 2011 (AVSA)

Excerpts:
[1, exc.] Astrée (Auvidis) E 8500 [CD] España - Anthologie de la Musique espagnole - Anthology of Spanish Music
[1, exc.] Astrée (Auvidis) E 8600 [CDx7] España XVe-XXe - Six siècles de musique espagnole
[3, exc.] Fontalis (Auvidis) ES 9902 [CD] Vox Æterna: XIème siècle - XVIIIème siècle

Compilation:
Astrée (Naïve) « Musica Iberica » ES 9984 [CDx5] Musica Iberica: El Canto de la Sibilla I & II, El Cancionero de Palacio, Cantigas, ...

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 346-151 (february 1989) - Diapason d'Or
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 35/2-629 (november/december 2011)

Comments:
Information from CD.

Pierre-F. Roberge

This program presents some of the many surviving versions of the Sibyl song. Some of these versions date back to the earliest surviving Western musical sources.

The following volumes of this series, showing the Sibyl lyrics appearing in the more usual repertory:

El Canto de la Sibila II
Galacia - Castilla
Montserrat Figueras / La Capella Reial - Jordi Savall
Fontalis 9900
El cant de la Sibil.la
Mallorca - València, 1400-1560
Montserrat Figueras / La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Jordi Savall
Alia Vox 9806

Some other programs featuring Sibyl songs:

The Barcelona Mass / The Song of the Sibyl
Obsidienne - Emmanuel Bonnardot, dir.
Opus 111 30-130
Lassus: Missa pro defunctis / Prophetiae Sibyllarum
Hilliard Ensemble
ECM 1658
Lo Gai Saber
Troubadour and Minstrel Music 1100-1300
Camerata Mediterranea - Joel Cohen
Erato 45647
Campus Stellae
Saint-Martial de Limoges / Santiago de Compostela
Discantus - Brigitte Lesne
Opus 111 30-102
Des Croisades à Don Quichotte
Musique du pourtour méditerranéen
Ensemble vocal et instrumental Arabesque - Domitille de Bienassis
Solstice 125
Cançoner de Gandia
Capella de Ministrers - Carles Magraner
EGT 695
Els Blavets
Escolonia del Santuari de Ntra. Sra. de Lluc - Jaume Palou Sabater
Blau CD F 084 F

A classic related program from Catalunya:

Le moyen-Age Catalan
de l'art Roman à la Renaissance
Ensemble de musique ancienne Ars musicae de Barcelone - Enric Gispert
Harmonia Mundi "musique d'abord" 190 051

Another program derived from many sources by the present ensemble:

Cançons de la Catalunya millenària
Planys & Llegendes
Montserrat Figueras / La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Jordi Savall
Astrée 8758

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