Old Roman Chant, 7th-8th Centuries, Byzantine period

Chants de L'Église de Rome des VIIe et VIIIe Siècles
Période byzantine
Ensemble Organum – Marcel Pérès, dir.
Harmonia Mundi HMC 1218 [LP]
Harmonia Mundi HMC 401218 [Cass.]
Harmonia Mundi HMC 901218 [CD]
Harmonia Mundi HML 5901218 / HMC 901218 [Book / CD]
Harmonia Mundi "Musique d'abord" HMA 1951218 [CD]


    Old Roman Chant

    Vespers for Easter Monday
  1. Alleluia verse: V. O Pimenon ton Israhil

  2. Mass for Easter Day
  3. Introit: Resurrexi
  4. Gradual Hec dies: V. Confitemini Domino / V. Dicat nunc Israhel
  5. Alleluia verse: V. Pascha nostrum / V. Epulemur / Alleluia
  6. Offertory Terra Tremuit: V. Notus in ludea / V. Et factus est in pace / V. Ibi confregit

  7. Good Friday Mass, and Mass for the 2nd Suday after Easter
  8. Alleluia verse: V. Epi si kyrie

  9. Mass for Easter Day
  10. Communion: Pascha nostrum

  11. Vespers for Easter Day, and Mass for Easter Monday
  12. Alleluia verse: V. O Kyrios / V. Gar estereocsen

Bibl. Vat., Rome, Ms lat. 5319

Ensemble Organum:
Lycourgos Angelopoulos (psaltis), Josep Benet (tenor), Josep Cabré (baritone), Philippe Cantor (baritone), François Fauché (bass), Antoine Sicot (deep bass)
Marcel Pérès, dir.

Playing time: 28' 45" + 27' 43" = 56' 28" (LP) or 56' 19" (CD)

Recording site and date:
Unknown [08/1985];
Rel.: 1986 (HMC), 1994 (HML), 2003 (HMA)

[2], [5], [6] Harmonia Mundi "Century" HMX 290 8164 [CD] A History of Music, vol. 2: L'étonnante diversité des répertoires pré-grégorien / The astonishing diversity of pre-gregorian repertories - Le Chant des premiers chrétiens / Chant of the Early Christians

Reviewed in:
Early Music: (Feb. 1987)
New York Time: (8 march 1987

Old Roman chant: The chants in Latin are taken from the Mass for Easter Day. The alleluiatic verses in Greek were sung at other places in the Easter services.

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