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Mary Star of the Sea / Gothic Voices


Release Date: 08/24/2016 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 541  
Composer:  Joanne MetcalfAnonymousJohn DunstableRichard Smert,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gothic Voices, the world-famous early music ensemble, makes its Linn debut with a recording celebrating the biblical matriarch Mary. Pieces from contemporary composers Joanne Metcalf and Andrew Smith sit alongside setting of Marian texts from the 13th and 14th centuries. Notably, there is a rare setting of English biblical text which precedes the first publication of an English language bible by 150 years. Mary in her various guises – caring mother, virgin lover, guiding light – are explored through settings of ancient ritualistic texts showing her mythical and human aspects, whilst contemporary settings relate the themes to the modern day. The contemporary works are cleverly constructed around a modal core so that they fit perfectly with Read more the structure and sound of the early music compositions. With over thirty years experience Gothic Voices’ complete understanding of every aspect of early music performance is exceptional. Throughout its career Gothic Voices has been world-renowned for the excellence, refinement and spirituality of its performances of medieval music and has appeared throughout Europe and in the Americas. Originally founded in 1980 by the scholar and musician Christopher Page, Gothic Voices has gone on to release over twenty recordings, three of which won the coveted Gramophone Early Music Award. With imaginative programs using voices in varying combinations to produce authoritative performances of great beauty, Gothic Voices has won the appreciation of audiences all over the world. Gothic Voices’ wonderfully evocative sound world resulted in over a million sales of its debut featuring the music of Hildegard of Bingen. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Il nome del bel fior: Maria I by Joanne Metcalf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
2.
Stillat in stellam radium by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
3.
Music for the Star of the Sea by Joanne Metcalf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Stella maris illustrans omnia by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
5.
Il nome del bel fior: Maria III by Joanne Metcalf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
6.
Laetentur caeli by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 
7.
Tronus regis instauratur by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Romantic 
8.
Beata mater, MB 42 by John Dunstable
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
9.
Ave, decus saeculi by Richard Smert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
10.
Ave maris stella, MB 35 by John Dunstable
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
11.
Il nome del bel fior by Joanne Metcalf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Do Way Robin - Sancta mater gratiae by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Renaissance  
Written: England 
13.
Crist and Saint Marië by Saint Godric
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
14.
Sancta Maria virgo by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century; England 
15.
Stond wel moder by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1280; England 
16.
Beata progenies by Leonel Power
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
17.
Stond wel, Moder under Rode, Pt. 1 by Andrew Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
18.
Jesu fili virginis by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 
19.
Pia mater by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1400 
20.
Stond wel, Moder under Rode, Pt. 2 by Andrew Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
21.
Gaude Maria virgo by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 
22.
Alleluia Psallat by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
23.
Alleluia Concinat by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 
24.
Virga Jesse by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothic Voices
Period: Medieval 

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