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Music for a King: The Winchester Troper, 11th century; Pierre Chepelov, Joel Rust, 21st century / Discantus

Album Summary

>Chant, Gregorian : Pascha nostrum, alleluia
>Chant, Gregorian : Laus honor / Pascha nostrum, communion chant with trope
>Chepelov, Pierre : O qui perpetua, for voices
>Chant, Gregorian : Firmetur manus tua, antiphon
>Chant, Gregorian : Postquam factus homo
>Chant, Beneventan : Doxa en ipsistis
>Rust, Joel : Sunt etenim pennae, for voices
>Chant, Gregorian : Alleluia / Rex in aeternum
>Chant, Gregorian : Prome casta contio carmina
>Chant, Gregorian : O redemptor summe carmen
>Chant, Gregorian : Miserere Domine
>Chant, Gregorian : Christus vincit
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Notes & Reviews:

On Easter Day in the year 1043, King Edward the Confessor was crowned in Winchester Cathedral. Nearly 10 centuries later, the six women's voices of Discantus bring back to life the nascent polyphonies that were being written at the time in England: between Gregorian chant and organized two-part pieces, here we are at the beginnings of counterpoint and the practice of discantus (descant). These compositions are drawn from the Winchester Tropary, one of the most fabulous musical testimonies of the era, with most of the pieces selected centered on the Paschal period. In mirror are inserted, like two shimmering stained-glass windows framed in the Romanesque stone, two compositions from today, commissioned by the ensemble on texts excerpted from Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy (c.524). These works, by two young composers - a Frenchman (Pierre Chépélov, born 1979) and a Briton (Joel Rust, born 1989) - , extend the musical exchanges that existed between the great island and the continent throughout the Middle Ages.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013).



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>Chant, Gregorian : Pascha nostrum, alleluia
  • Conductor: Brigitte Lesne
  • Ensemble: Discantus
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Chant, Gregorian : Laus honor / Pascha nostrum, communion chant with trope
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Pierre Chépélov : O qui perpetua, for voices
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Chant, Gregorian : Firmetur manus tua, antiphon
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.

>Chant, Gregorian : Postquam factus homo
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Chant, Beneventan : Doxa en ipsistis
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: 20th Century
  • Form: Choral

>Rust, Joel : Sunt etenim pennae, for voices
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Chant, Gregorian : Alleluia / Rex in aeternum
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.

>Chant, Gregorian : Prome casta contio carmina
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : O redemptor summe carmen
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Miserere Domine
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.

>Chant, Gregorian : Christus vincit
  • Notes: Église Évangélique Allemande, Paris, France (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral