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Posessed Ex - Music from the show by Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume Dufay, Vincernt Youmans

Album Summary

>Anonymous : Psalm 121
>Anonymous : La Ditie de Jehanne d'Arc
>Nascimento, Toninho : O Deusa Dos Orixás
>Anonymous, Italian : 'Stu pettu è fatto cimbali d'amuri, song
>Ensemble Ex : Canarios / Vassi d'Iansa, medley
>Anonymous : Y toda me entregué y Dí
>Anonymous, Italian : Pizzica Nardó, traditional dance melody
>Anonymous, Portuguese : Nao tragais borzeguis pretos
>O'Leary, Caitríona : Spellsong
>Dufay, Guillaume : Ecclesiae militantis
>Murcia, Santiago de : Fandango, for guitar
>Traditional, Italian : Tarantella del Gargano
>Piccioni, Andrea : Tamburello Solo
>Hildegard of Bingen : Hodie aperuit nobis
>Anonymous, English : Fortune my foe
>Anonymous, Italian : Pizzica tarantata
>Youmans, Vincent : Music makes me
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

eX's Possessed is a tour de force of instrumental and vocal brilliance.' - The Works, Rte TV 'The music is of the highest international standard with beautiful singing and most infectious instrumental playing.' - Tim Thurston, Lyric FM Early music ensemble, eX presents music from their acclaimed show, Possessed - a journey through the mysterious world of possession. Featuring medieval, renaissance, baroque and traditional music, Possessed explores Christian ecstatic trance as experienced by visionaries Hildegard von Bingen, Theresa of Avila and Joan of Arc, demonic possession of the Salem witches, initiation rites of the Afro-Brazilian Candomble and a musical exorcism from Puglia performed to the wild rhythms of the tarantella.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Ireland (06/2010); Temple Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland (06/2010); St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Ireland (06/2012); Temple Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland (06/2012).



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Works Details

>Anonymous : Psalm 121
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.

>Anonymous : La Ditie de Jehanne d'Arc
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.

>Nascimento, Toninho : O Deusa Dos Orixás
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.

>Anonymous, Italian : 'Stu pettu è fatto cimbali d'amuri, song
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.

>Ensemble Ex : Canarios / Vassi d'Iansa, medley
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anonymous : Y toda me entregué y Dí
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.

>Anonymous, Italian : Pizzica Nardó, traditional dance melody
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.

>Anonymous, Portuguese : Nao tragais borzeguis pretos
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>O'Leary, Caitríona : Spellsong
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Dufay, Guillaume : Ecclesiae militantis :: [Excerpt]
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1431

>Murcia, Santiago de : Fandango, for guitar
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1730

>Traditional, Italian : Tarantella del Gargano
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.

>Piccioni, Andrea : Tamburello Solo
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.

>Hildegard of Bingen : Hodie aperuit nobis
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: circa 1140-1179

>Anonymous, English : Fortune my foe
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous, Italian : Pizzica tarantata
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.

>Youmans, Vincent : Music makes me
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ex
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern