Chant Wars

Chant Wars
The Carolingian «gobalisation» of medieval plainchant
Ensemble Sequentia & Ensemble Dialogos
Deutsche harmonia mundi (Sony BMG) 82876-66649-2 [CD, SACD-H, DSD, NA]
Deutsche harmonia mundi (Sony BMG) 82876-66650-2 [CD, SACD-H, DSD, Europe]


    I. The myth of Gregorian Chant

  1. Trope (Prologus antiphonarii): Gregorius praesul
  2. II. Trace of oral chant tradition from Rome and Gaul

  3. Gradual (Roman schola chant): Ad dominum dum tribularer
  4. Roman psalmody (in directum): In convertendo dominus
  5. Gallican antiphon (ad communicandum): Venite, populi
  6. III. Germanic voices

  7. Tractus (St. Gall): Domine, exaudi orationem meam
  8. Sequence (Notker of St. Gall): Natus ante saecula
  9. IV. A new Roman chant tradition ?

  10. Alleluia (in Greek): Prosechete laos
  11. Tractus: Saepe expugnaverunt
  12. Offertory: Deus enim firmavit
  13. V. Chant in Frankish books and memories

  14. Psalmody alleluiaticum: Laudate dominum
  15. Lament on the death of Charlemagne (814): A solis ortu usque ad occidua
  16. Processioonal antiphon: Collegerunt pontifices
  17. Acclamation for the Emperor (Laudes regiae): Christus vincit

Playing time: 74' 53"

Voices: Benjamin Bagby, Olivier Delafosse, Olivier Germond, Katarina Livljanic, Vincent Pislar, Branislav Rakic, Jean-Paul Rigaud, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Michael Loughlin Smith
Ensemble Sequentia
Benjamin Bagby, dir.
Ensemble Dialogos
Kararina Livljanic, dir.

Recording site and date:
Grand réfectoire of the Abbey of Fontevraud, France [11/2004];
Rel.: 2005

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 531-113 (december 2005)
Early Music America (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 26/5-240 (may/june 2006)
Goldberg (#(y)-p.): 38(06)-82
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):

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Pierre-F. Roberge