Cypriot songs & motets

Music from the Court of King Janus at Nicosia (1374-1432)
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 53976

Contents:

  1. Sanctus in eternis / Sanctus et ingenitus (motet à 4)
  2. Si doulchement mon ceur je sens souspris (ballade à 3)
  3. Je sui trestout d'amour raimpli (virelai à 3)
  4. Je prens da'mour noriture (instrumental virelai à 3)
  5. Gloria à 4
  6. Certes mout fu / Nous devons tresfort amer (motet à 4)
  7. Je prens plaisir en une dame (ballade à 3)
  8. Credo à 4
  9. Personet armonia (instrumental motet à 5)
  10. Si doulcement me fait amours / Nulz vrais amans (double ballade à 4)

Performers: Katelijne Van Laethem, Marie-Claude Vallin, Marius Van Altena, Harry Van Berne, Otto Rastbichler, Willem Ceuleers, Harry Van der Kamp, An Van Laethem (fiddle), René Van Laken (fiddle, rebec), Bart Coen (recorders), Peter de Clercq (bass recorder), Harry Ries (sackbuts), Joost Swinkels (tenor sackbut)

Playing time: 77'

Recording date: June 1993

Compilation:
Sony Classic SBG 7478442 [CDx15] A secret Labyrinth

This recording is vocal and instrumental (winds and strings), and adopts an expansive treatment. It presents a cross-section of the many genres in the large Turin manuscript. Another recording, focusing on a specific part of the manuscript:

Cypriot Advent Antiphons
Anonymous c.1390
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 7977

The Cypriot Advent Antiphons are the famous cycle of "O"-Antiphons, the most elaborate liturgical pieces in the manuscript.

The Huelgas Ensemble's other Ars Subtilior recordings on CD:

Febus Avant!
Music at the Court of Gaston Febus (1331-1391)
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 48195
Perusio: Virelais, Ballades, Caccia
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Sony Vivarte 62928
Ciconia: Oeuvre intégrale
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Pavane 7345/7 (3 CDs)

Finally, some other recordings devoted to the Turin manuscript:

Flour de Beaulté
Late Medieval Songs From Cyprus
La Morra - Michal Gondko & Corina Marti
Ramée 0602
The Island of St. Hylarion
Music of Cyprus: 1413-1422
Ensemble Project Ars Nova
New Albion 038
Le Manuscrit de Chypre
Musique à la cour des Lusignan - Nicosie - XVe
Chronochromie / Le concert dans l'oeuf / Ensemble Christophe Plaisance - Jean-Michel Hasler
Champeaux 0025
La Polyphonie à la Cour de Chypre (vers 1420)
Les Paraphonistes de Saint-Jean-des-Matines - Guillaume de Van
L'Anthologie sonore 126 (78rpm)

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Todd M. McComb