The Oxford Anthology of Music - Sacred Monophony

Medieval Music
The Oxford Anthology of Music - Sacred Monophony, The Play of Herod
Pro Cantione Antiqua - Edgar Fleet, dir.
Oxford University Press OUP 161 [LP]
Peters International PLE 114 [LP]


    Anon., Byzantine: Kontakion for Christmas Day
  1. Prooeminium: He parthenos semeron

  2. Anon., Gallican
  3. Hymn: Pange lingua - Crux fidelis

  4. Anon., Mozarabic
  5. a. Prece: Deus miserere
    b. Antiphon: Si ascendero

  6. Anon., Ambrosian
  7. Psalmellus: A summo caelo

  8. Anon., Gregorian
  9. Psalm: Beatus vir & Antiphon: Erat autem aspectus
  10. Psalm: In exitu Israel & Antiphon: Deus autem noster
  11. Responsory: Hodie nobis caelorum rex
  12. Tract: Qui confidunt in Domino

  13. ----
    Anon.: The Play of Herod
  14. Scene I: The Adoration of the Sheperds
  15. Scene II: The Journey of the Magi
  16. Scene III: Herod's Court
  17. Scene IV: The Adoration of the Magi

Playing time: ??' ??"

Pro Cantione Antiqua
Charles Brett (alto), Paul Esswood (alto), Timothy Penrose (alto), Kevin Smith (alto), Paul Elliot (tenor), John Elwes (tenor), James Griffett (tenor), James Lewington (tenor), Ian Partridge (tenor), Ian Caddy (bass), Brian Etheridge (bass), Michael George (bass), Christopher Keyte (bass), Stephen Roberts (bass)
Edgar Fleet, dir.

Recording site and date:
Charterhouse School Chapel [1978 or prior];
Rel.: 1978

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 56/669-1459 (february 1979)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 4/1-250 (sept./oct. 1980)

Information from LP.
The music on this record is taken from the volume "The Oxford Anthology of Music: Medieval Music", published by the Oxford University Press The anthology includes detailed commentaries on the piece here recorded.

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Pierre-F. Roberge