-, - El Escorial, Real Monasterio de El Escorial, B.1.2 (E1) and T.1.1 (T1)
 Paris, Bibl. Nat. fr. 22543, fol. 105v
Women's ensemble: Barbara Thornton (voice, direction), Elizabeth Glen (voice), Debra Gomez (voice), Cornelia Melián (voice), Susanne Norin (voice), Consuelo Sañudo (voice)
Men's ensemble: Benjamin Bagby (voice, harp, lute, direction), Stephen Grant (voice), Eric Mentzel (voice, symphonia, organistrum), Raimund Nolte (voice), Bernhard Schneider (voice), Rainer Ullreich (fiddle, rebab)
Barbara Thornton & Benjamin Bagby, dirs
Playing time: 78'
Recording site and date:
Seewen, Switzwerland [2/1991];
, , , -, - RCA "Red Seals" 82876 60986 2 [CDx4] Trésors - Moyen-Âge
As always, Sequentia proposes us an excellent recording of these pieces dedicated to the miracles of the Holy Mary. The alternation between male voices and female voices allows a great variety, as well as alternatain of tutti/soli or the use of instruments to underline the voices. This version is less festive than the one made by Savall (also less instruments), and is more a priest to Mary than the exaltation of Hespèrion XX. Both approaches are interesting and have to be heard to have a better overview of this wonderful music. By the way, B. Thornton has as always that plain voice which makes her interpretation very attaching (track 10).
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