Cantus Sororum

Cantus Sororum
Keskiaikaisia birgittalaislauluja Naantalin luostarista - Medieval Brigittine songs from Naantali Convent
Vox Silentii
Proprius PRCD 2010


  1. Antiphon: Ave Maria
  2. Antiphon and psalm: Rosa rorans bonitatem
  3. Antiphon and psalm: Benedicta sis tu Maria
  4. Great responsory: Sicut spinarum vicinitas
  5. Antiphon and psalm: Multe tribulaciones
  6. Versicle: Benedicamus
  7. Great responsory: Maria summe trinitatis
  8. Antiphon and magnificat: Magnificetur rex celestis
  9. Great responsory: Stirps Jesse
  10. Hymn: Errorum pleno tenebris
  11. Short responsory: Vidit virgo
  12. Antiphon and psalm: Tremor terre
  13. Antiphon and trope: Salve regina

Playing time: 63' 14"

Vox Silentii:
Kirsti Autio (vocal), Johanna Korhonen (vocal), Hilkka-Liisa Vuori (vocal)

Recording site and date:
Naantali Church, Naantali, Finland [01/2001];
Rel.; 2001

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Early Music America (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):
Goldberg (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):

Information from CD
The Swedish noblewoman Birgitta Birgersdotter (1303-1373), a visionary and the founder of a monastic order, was canonized in 1391 and declared Patron Saint of Europe in 1999. This new CD with the Finnish female vocal ensemble Vox Silentii contains pieces from Cantus sororom (The song of the sisters). These songs are in the Gregorian chant tradition and lyrics and music are by St. Bridget herself. She taught her nuns to sing in a simple and natural manner. Vox Silentii has strictly followed St. Bridget's instructions how to sing these contemplative songs (from website).

Other recordings devoted to Birgitta:

Videte miraculum
Medieval Brigettine chants from Naantali Conventsongs
Vox Silentii
Proprius PRCD 2021
Gaude Birgitta
Medieval Brigettine chants
Schola Gothia
Proprius PRCD 2026

And a similar recording by the present ensemble:

Passio Sanctarum Filiarum
Passion of the Holy Daughters - Medieval Chants for Lady Saints
Vox Silentii
Proprius PRSACD 2033

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