Cistercian Chant

Chants des voûtes cisterciennes
Les Anges et la Lumière
Ensemble Venance Fortunat - Anne-Marie Deschamps
L'Empreinte digitale 13006
L'Empreinte digitale 13073

Contents:

  1. Alleluia concinat
  2. Lux fulgebit
  3. Alleluia! Karitate
  4. Lux illuxit gratiosa
  5. Alleluia! Dulcis spina
  6. Lux orta est justo
  7. Alleluia! dies sanctificatus
  8. Benedicite Dominum
  9. Kyrie rex angelorum
  10. Sequella sur l'Alleluia Karitate
  11. Stetit angelus
  12. Alleluia! Angelus domini
  13. De angelis
  14. Alleluia! Angelus domini
  15. Angelus Domini descendit de celo
  16. In conspectu angelorum
  17. Alleluia! In conspectu angelorum
  18. Gloria

Performers: Catherine Heugel-Petit (soprano), Dominique Thibaudat (soprano), Françoise Levy (mezzosoprano), Eric Trémolières (tenor), Gabriel Lacascade (baritone), Antoine Sicot (bass), Philippe Desandre (bass)

Playing time: 68'

Recording date: 1990

This recording centers around the Clairvaux Abbot, Saint Bernard (1090-1153). He was one of the dominant personalities of his age. The opening item is fully polyphonic, while the rest is essentially monophonic and drawn from chant (and some organum) styles of the 9th through 14th centuries.

Excerpts:
[5], [7], [12], [14] L'Empreinte Digitale ED 13150 Alleluia - Anthologie de la musique sacrée occidentale

Some other recordings devoted to Cistercian chant:

Chant Cistercien - XIIe siècle
Ensemble Organum - Marcel Pérès
Harmonia Mundi 901392
Civitas Dei
L'Office cistercien de la Dédicace
Choeur Grégorien de Paris - Jaan-Eik Tulve
Pierre Vérany 798031
Hymns for the First Vespers at the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Heinrich Isaac Ensemble Karlsrühe - Hans-Georg Renner
Christophorus 77199
Bernard de Clairvaux
Medieval music of the Cistercians
Ensemble Officium - Wilfried Rombach
Christophorus 77301

The next recording by the present ensemble:

Chants mystiques des abbayes cisterciennes
Ensemble Venance Fortunat - Anne-Marie Deschamps
L'Empreinte digitale 13106

And recording devoted to related Dominican chant:

O spem miram
Ufficio e Messa per S.Domenico secondo il canto dell'Ordine dei Predicatori - secolo XIII
Ensemble Cantilena Antiqua - Stefano Albarello
Symphonia 96145

Finally, something somewhat related:

Terra Adriatica
Chants sacrés des terres croates & italiennes au Moyen-Âge
Ensemble Dialogos - Livjanic
L'Empreinte Digitale 13107

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Todd M. McComb