Llibre Vermell de Montserrat

Llibre Vermell de Montserrat - Medieval Pilgrim Songs from Spain
Sarband & Osnabrücker Jugend Chor
Jaro 4171-2 [CD]
Mesa R2 79080 [CD]
Rhino 79080 [CD]
Dorian 93202 [CD]

Contents:

    Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 21v:
  1. (choral): O Virgo splendens
    Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 21v:
    Song (canon (3v)): O Virgo splendens

  2. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 23:
  3. Song (canon (3v)): Laudemus Virginem

  4. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 108:
  5. Virelai: Salve Virgo
    Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 23:
    Song (canon (3v)): Splendens ceptigera

  6. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 108:
  7. Conductus/virelai (1v): Cedit frigus

  8. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 24v:
  9. Virelai/dance (1v): Polorum regina

  10. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 25:
  11. Virelai (1v): Mariam matrem virginem
    Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 25:
    Virelai (3v) Mariam matrem virginem (instr.)

  12. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 25v:
  13. Virelais (2v) Inperayntz - Verges ses par (instr.)

  14. Alfonso el Sabio (attr.), Escurial MS: Cantigas de Santa Maria
  15. Cantiga 48: Tanto son da Groriosa seus feitos mui piadosos (instr.)
    Cantiga 52: Mui gran dereit' é d' as bestias obedecer (instr.)
    Cantiga 57: Mui grandes noit' e dia (instr.)
    Cantiga 113: Por razon tenno d'obedecer (instr.)
    Cantiga 302: A Madre de Jhesu-Cristo que é Sennor de nobrezas (instr.)
    Cantiga 311: O que diz que servir ome aa Virgen ren non é, (instr.)
    Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 22r:
    Virelai/dance (2v): Stella splendens

  16. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 23v:
  17. Balada (1v): Los set goyts

  18. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 26v:
  19. Virelai (Danse macabre): Ad mortem festinamus

  20. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 21v:
  21. Song (Organum): O Virgo splendens

  22. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 108v:
  23. Conductus/virelai (2v): Cedit frigus

  24. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 24:
  25. Virelai (1v): Cuncti simus concanentes

  26. Anon., Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codex Ripoli BN lat. 5132, fol. 25v:
  27. Virelais (2v) Inperayntz - Verges ses par

Playing time: CD 63' 05"

Performers:
Sarband
Rose Bihler-Shah (voice), Fadia El-Hage (voice), Cornelia Melián (voice), Catherine Rey (voice), Paolo Cecere (fidel, hurdy-gurdy, shawm, psaltery), Marika Falk (medieval and arab percussion), Ian Harrison (cornetto, shawm, fidel, bagpipes), Mehmet Cemal Yesilcay ('ud, framedrum), Vladimir Ivanoff (portative organ, medieval lutes)
Vladimir Ivanoff, dir.
Osnabrücker Jugend Chor & Domkantorei
Johannes Rahe, dir.

Recording site and date:
Dom von Osnabrück [05/1993] Rel.: ???

Other releases
It is possibly also available under the Teldec or DHM label (?) and appears also listed as VIA 417 122.
Cassette: available on Rhino label

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Comments:
Information from Jaro CD and Opus. A rather strange product between new age music, mysticism and middle-east traditional; the end product is "celestial" and very attractive.

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