St. Martial de Limoges

Shining Light
Musik aus Aquitanischen Klötern (12. Jh.) - Music from Aquitanian Monasteries (12th century)
Sequentia - Benjamin Bagby & Barbara Thornton, dirs.
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (BMG) 05472 77370 2 [CD]
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (BMG) 05472 77666 2 [CD, Europe]

Contents:

  1. Lux refulget
  2. Verbum patris umanatur
  3. Ora pro nobis beata Nicolae
  4. Cantu miro summa laude
  5. (instrumental piece)
  6. Veri solis radius
  7. Divinum stillant
  8. (instrumental piece)
  9. Orienti Oriens
  10. Per partum virginis
  11. Congaudet hodie
  12. Virga Jesse floruit
  13. Senescente mundano filio
  14. Radix Jesse castitatis lilium
  15. Omnis curet homo
  16. Benedicamus domino: Stirps Jesse florigeram
  17. Resonemus hoc natali
  18. Resonemus hoc natali (II)
  19. Ad infantum triumphantum
  20. (instrumental piece)

Sources (music):
[1] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 3719, fol. 67v
[2] Cambridge University Library, Ms. Ff.i.17, fol. 7
[3] London, British Library, add. 36881, fol. 22
[4] London, British Library, add. 36881, fol. 12v
[5], [8], [20] Realization: Elizabeth Gaver
[6] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 3719, fol. 54
[7] London, British Library, add. 36881, fol. 8
[9] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 3719, fol. 77
[10] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 3719, fol. 64
[11] London, British Library, add. 36881, fol. 12
[12] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 3719, fol. 45
[13] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 3549, fol. 153
[14] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 1139, fol. 46
[15] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 3719, fol. 79v
[16] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 3549, fol. 166v
[17]-[18] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 1139, fol. 50v
[19] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 3549, fol. 43v

Playing time: 74'

Performers:
Sequentia, Ensemble für Musik des Mittelalters
Sequentia women's vocal ensemble (Vox Feminae): Barbara Thornton (director & voice), Pamela Dellal (voice), Suzanne Ehly (voice), Ellen Hargis (voice), Heather Knutson (voice), Nancy Mayer (voice), Caitrióna O'Leary (voice), Janet Youngdahl (voice)
Sequentia men's vocal ensemble (Sons of Thunder): Benjamin Bagby (director & voice), Stephen Grant (voice), Paul Guttry (voice), William Hite (voice), Frank Kelley (voice), Eric Mentzel voice), William Sharp (voice), Sanford Sylvan (voice)
Sequentia instrumental ensemble: Elizabeth Gaver (director, medieval fiddle), Dana Maiben (medieval fiddle)
Benjamin Bagby & Barbara Thornton, dirs.

Recording site and date:
Church of the Campion Center, Weston, MA (USA) [02/1996] Rel.: 1996

Excerpts;
[14] Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-816644-3 [Hardbook + CD] With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it was Made

The next recording in the present series:

Aquitania
Christmas music from Aquitanian Monasteries
Sequentia
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77383

Sequentia's recording of the closely related Codex Calixtinus, suriving in Spain:

Vox Iberica I: Donnersöhne - Sons of Thunder
Music for St. James the Apostle: Codex Calixtinus
Sequentia
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77199

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Todd M. McComb