Playing time: 56' 11"
Ensemble vocal féminin Colortalea
Antonin Volson (percussions), Françoise Johannel (harp), Agnès Petite (strings), Nathalie Le Gaouyat (strings), Roland Becker (reed instruments), Didier Durassier (bagpipe), Agnès Brosset (alto)
Recording site and date:
Chapelle Saint-Nicolas, Priziac, Morbihan, France ;
Information from Jerome F. Weber.
The story is interesting. St. Vincent Ferrer, born in Valencia, evangelized Brittany in the 15th century, bringing musical MSS with him. The church at Kernascleden was painted with angels holding scrolls bearing the beginning of the last four movements. There were only four bays to occupy so there is no Kyrie. In 1976 the musicologist Ursula Gunther studied the paintings and wrote a thesis identifying the four movements. In 1993 Gerard Lomenec'h wrote a book, "Chantres et Menestrels a la Cour de Bretagne," calling attention to these discoveries. In 1995 Agnes Brosset prepared the performance of this form of the Mass with Colortalea and recorded it in 1996. She sings in the group but is not listed as director. Hence the "Messe de Kernascleden".
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