Almisonis Melos

Almisonis Melos
Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex
Cantica Symphonia - Giuseppe Maletto
Opus 111 30-309


  1. Vitry: Vos qui admiramini (2 voices, organ, 2 vielles, harp, dulcian)
  2. Chipre: Kyrie (5 voices, organ, 2 vielles, harp, sackbut)
  3. Baralipton: Gloria (voice, 2 vielles, harp)
  4. Anon: Credo (2 voices, organ, harp, 2 vielles, trumpet)
  5. Anon: Sanctus "Sanans fragilia" (4 voices, organ, 2 vielles, harp)
  6. Machaut: Martirum gemma latria (2 voices, vielle)
  7. Vitry: Impudenter circumivi (4 voices, organ, harp, 2 vielles)
  8. Anon: Rachel plorat filios (2 voices, organ, harp, vielle)
  9. Anon: Kyrie "Rex angelorum" (4 voices, organ, harp, 2 vielles)
  10. Anon: Gloria "Spiritus et alme" (3 voices, organ, vielle, harp, sackbut)
  11. Anon: Credo (voice, 2 vielles, harp)
  12. Anon: Sanctus (3 voices, trumpet)
  13. Anon: Almisonis melos cum vocibus (2 voices, vielle)
  14. Anon: Post missarum sollemnia (4 voices, organ, 2 vielles, harp, trumpet)
  15. Anon., ? Vitry: In virtute nominum (2 voices, harp, 2 vielles, trumpet)
  16. Anon: Febus mundo oriens (3 voices)

Performers: Laura Fabris (soprano), Elisa Franzetti (soprano), Fabio Furnari (tenor), Giuseppe Maletto (tenor), Marco Scavazza (baritone), Svetlana Fomina (vielle), Efix Puleo (vielle), Marta Graziolino (harp), Guido Magnano (organ), Andrea Primiani (dulcian, sackbut), Mauro Morini (slide trumpet)

Playing time: 64'

Recording date: March 2000 (Torino)

Other recent recordings featuring French mass movements of this era:

French Sacred Music of the 14th Century, Vol. I
Schola Discantus - Kevin Moll
Lyrichord 8012
Machaut: Motets / Music from the Ivrea Codex
The Clerks' Group - Edward Wickham
Signum 011
Altera Roma
Avignon: Musique au Palais des Papes XIVe siècle
Ensemble Venance Fortunat - Anne-Marie Deschamps / La Schola, Choeur de l'Université de Tours - Olivier Cullin
L'Empreinte Digitale 13123
Popes & Antipopes
Music for the Courts of Avignon & Rome
Orlando Consort
Metronome 1008

A classic recording devoted to this music:

Messes du manuscrit d'Apt et musique religieuse du Trecento
Ensemble Guillaume Dufay - Arsène Bedois
Arion 38319 (LP)

And an older, more obscure item:

Masterworks from France - Program 701 & 702
14th Century Liturgical Music from the Apt Manuscript - 18th Century Chamber Music
B. Plantey / A. Candell / Ensemble vocal Roger Blanchard - Roger Blanchard
Gotham Records "The French Broadcasting System in North America" GRC 8801 / 8802 [LPx2]

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