An English Ladymass

An English Ladymass
13th & 14th century Chant & Polyphony in honor of the Virgin Mary
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907080 [CD]
Harmonia Mundi HMU 407080 [Cass.]

Contents:

  1. Prosa: Gaude virgo salutata (chant)
  2. Song: Edi beo thu hevene quene
  3. Introit: Salve mater redemptoris / Salve lux langentium / Salve sine spina / Salve sancta parens
  4. Motet: Lux polis refulgens / Lux et gloria
  5. Kyrie: Kyria christifera
  6. Gloria
  7. Motet: Spiritus et alme / Gaude virgo salutata
  8. Song: Miro genere
  9. Gradual: Benedicta et venerabilis
  10. Alleluia: Alme iam ad gaudia / Alme matris dei / Alleluya per te dei
  11. Sequence: Missus Gabriel de celis
  12. Prosa: Gaude virgo gratiosa (chant)
  13. Song: Salve virgo virginum
  14. Offertory: Felix namque (chant)
  15. Sanctus & Benedictus
  16. Sequence Song: Jesu Cristes milde moder
  17. Agnus Dei: Virtute numinis
  18. Communion: Beata viscera (chant & song)
  19. Rondellus: Flos regalis
  20. Chant: Ite missa est
  21. Hymn: Ave maris stella

Performers:
Anonymous 4
Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, Johanna Rose

Playing time: 59'

Recording date: October 1991;
Rel.: 1992

Excerpts:
[1], [14], [21] Harmonia mundi HMX 2907546 [CD] Four Centuries of Chant
[5]-[6], [15], [17] Harmonia Mundi "Century" HMX 290 8167 [CD] A History of Music, vol. 5: La naissance de la Polyphonie / The Birth of Polyphony

This program is constructed from a variety of English sources.

A similar program by another ensemble:

A Worcester Ladymass
Trio Mediæval
ECM "New Series" 2166

Other recordings by this ensemble:

On Yoolis Night
Medieval Carols & Motets
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907099
Love's Illusion
Montpellier Codex, 13th Century
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907109
The Lily & The Lamb
Chant & Polyphony from medieval England
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907125
A Star in the East
Medieval Hungarian Christmas Music
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907139
Miracles of Sant'Iago
Music from the Codex Calixtinus
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907156
Hildegard von Bingen: 11,000 Virgins
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907200
A Lammas Ladymass
13th and 14th Century English Chant & Polyphony
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907222
1000: A Mass for the End of Time
Medieval Chant & Polyphony for the Ascension
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907224
Legends of Nicholas
Medieval Chant and Polyphony
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907232
The Second Circle
Love Songs of Francesco Landini
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907269
La Bele Marie
Songs to the Virgin from 13th-century France
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907312
Darkness into Light
Tavener: The Bridegroom & other works
Anonymous 4 / Chilingirian Quartet
Harmonia Mundi USA 907274
Wolcum Yule
Celtic and British Songs and Carols
Andrew Lawrence-King / Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907325
American Angels
Songs of Hope, Redemption & Glory
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907326
The Origin of Fire
Music and Visions of Hildegard von Bingen
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907327
Gloryland
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 907400
The Cherry Tree
Songs, Carols & Ballads for Christmas
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 807453
Secret Voices
Chant & Polyphony from the Las Huelgas Codex
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 807510
Marie et Marion
Motets & Chansons from 13th-century France
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 807524

And two collections of their recordings:

Anonymous 4 - Portrait
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907210 (CD)
Noël
Carols & Chants for Christmas
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi USA 2907411 (4 CDs)

Finally, a more fanciful recording of "medieval" music by a popular group of women:

Salva Nos
Mediaeval Baebes
EMI "Nettwerk" 30141

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Todd M. McComb