Venite a laudare

Venite a laudare
Obsidienne - Emmanuel Bonnardot, dir.
Opus 111 OPS 30-158


    Anon., Italy, 15th c.:
  1. Laude: Venite a laudare

  2. Guillaume Dufay:
  3. Kyrie

  4. Johannes Ciconia:
  5. Gloria: Spiritus et alme

  6. Alexandre Agricola:
  7. Credo: Je ne vis oncques la pareille

  8. Anon., Italy, 15th c.:
  9. Laude: Dal ciel venne messo novello (instr.)
  10. Laude: Stomme allegro e latioso
  11. Laude: Quando signor, Jesú
  12. Laude: Chi vòle lo mundo despraççere
  13. Laude: Benedeto ne sia lo çorno
  14. Laude: Salve regina de misericordia
  15. Laude: Cum desiderio vo cerchando
  16. Laude: Amor dolçe

  17. Anon., Italy, 14-15th c.:
  18. Sanctus

  19. Antoine Brumel:
  20. Motet: Mater Patris

  21. Josquin Desprez:
  22. Agnus Dei: Mater Patris

  23. Anon., Italy, 16th c.:
  24. Motet: Domine, ne in furore tuo
  25. Canon: Ave Maria

  26. Anon.:
  27. Rondeau: Kyrie

Playing time: 56' 12"

Obsidienne [Bruno Bonhoure (tenor), Pierre Bourhis (tenor), Pierre Briaud (tenor), Olivier Germond (tenor), Barnabé Janin (tenor), Agostino Magro (tenor), Hervé Maillet (tenor), Emmanuel Bonnardot (baritone), Raphaël Picazos (baritone), Pierre Tessier (baritone), Daniel Sarda (bass), Jérome Verghade (bass), Florence Jacquemart (bagpipe), Hélène Moreau (psaltery), Emmanuel Bonnardot (vielle)] - Emmanuel Bonnardot, dir.

Recording site and date:
Saint Tiburce church, Sergines, France [07/1997]

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 459-96 (may 1999)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 77/919-104 (october 1999)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 23/1-394 (september/october 1999)
Goldberg (#-p.): 8-99 (fall 1999)

Information from owned CD.

Pierre-F. Roberge

The laud of this era is a direct extension of the genre from medieval times. However, by this time, it is sometimes polyphonic and can reuse music from the courtly songs of the era. In addition, some of the famous composers of the time take part in setting lauds. The present recording demonstrates this connection particularly closely by constructing a program featuring many lauds together with some similarly inspired pieces in other genres.

Other recordings devoted primarily to the 15th century Italian laud:

O Yesu Dolce
Laudi italiane del quattrocento
Opus 111 30-169
O Vergin Santa non m'abbandonare
Laudi Veneziane e Fiorentine del XV e XVI secolo
Ensemble Daedalus
Accent 9289
O Stella matutina
Laude di Innocentius Dammonis (1508)
Laura Fabris / Ensemble Vocale Dodecantus / Consort Veneto - Marina Malavasi
Bongiovanni 5614

And another recording mixing the laud proper with more technical music on related themes, including from a somewhat earlier era:

O cieco mondo
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77439

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