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Alfonso X (El Sabio): Cantigas De Santa Maria / Cohen, Et Al


Release Date: 10/19/1999 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 25498   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalAlfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Salah ChrakiShira KammenMohammed BriouelMustapha Amri,   ... 
Conductor:  Joel CohenMohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata MediterraneaAbdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

CANTIGAS DE SANTA MARIA features a selection of sacred songs commissioned by King Alfonso X, ruler of Spain for most of the 13th century. Written in the medieval Spanish vernacular, they are sacred folk songs with great appeal.
Joel Cohen, a widely respected performer and musicologist with a specialty in Medieval and Renaissance music, leads a small ensemble of singers and traditional instruments. The songs are wonderfully melodic and catchy, but they are not as simple as they seem. Vocals lilt and harmonize in ways reminiscent of Gregorian chants, but with less of an otherworldly feel.
Cohen and his ensemble do their best to recreate accurately the songs as they might have sounded in King Alfonso's court. Regardless of accuracy,
Read more however, it is a thoroughly enjoyable recording, whether standing alone or in its historical context. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nawba Ramal al-Maya: Bughya by Traditional
Performer:  Salah Chraki (Canun), Shira Kammen (Harp), Mohammed Briouel (Viola),
Mustapha Amri (Viola), Aziz Alami (Taar), Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka),
Shira Kammen (Vielle), Mohammed Briouel (Violin), Joel Cohen (Lute),
Rachid Lebbar (Oud)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: Andalusia, Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
2.
Nawba Gharibat al-Husayn: Tushiyas by Traditional
Performer:  Salah Chraki (Canun), Mohammed Briouel (Viola), Mohammed Briouel (Violin),
Mustapha Amri (Viola), Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka), Aziz Alami (Taar),
Shira Kammen (Vielle), Joel Cohen (Lute), Shira Kammen (Harp),
Rachid Lebbar (Oud)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: Andalusia, Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Nawba Irak al-Ajam: Mizan Darj, Sana Kouli Lmalihti by Traditional
Performer:  Shira Kammen (Harp), Shira Kammen (Vielle), Aziz Alami (Taar),
Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka), Mustapha Amri (Viola), Mohammed Briouel (Violin),
Mohammed Briouel (Viola), Salah Chraki (Canun), Rachid Lebbar (Oud),
Joel Cohen (Lute)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: Andalusia, Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
Nawba Gharibat al-Husayn: Mizan Bacit, Sana Kad nilto hibbi by Traditional
Performer:  Salah Chraki (Canun), Rachid Lebbar (Oud), Mohammed Briouel (Viola),
Joel Cohen (Lute), Shira Kammen (Harp), Aziz Alami (Taar),
Shira Kammen (Vielle), Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka), Mohammed Briouel (Violin),
Mustapha Amri (Viola)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: Andalusia, Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
5.
Nawba Rasd al-dhil: Mizan Koddam, Sana Allah hoo Yalamo by Traditional
Performer:  Salah Chraki (Canun), Joel Cohen (Lute), Rachid Lebbar (Oud),
Aziz Alami (Taar), Mohammed Briouel (Violin), Mohammed Briouel (Viola),
Shira Kammen (Vielle), Shira Kammen (Harp), Mustapha Amri (Viola),
Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: Andalusia, Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 100, Santa María, Strella do dia by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Hayet Ayad (Voice), Francoise Atlan (Voice), Anne Azéma (Voice),
Mohammed Briouel (Violin), Mohammed Briouel (Voice), Mustapha Amri (Voice),
Mustapha Amri (Viola), Abdessalam Amri (Voice), Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka),
Aziz Alami (Voice), Aziz Alami (Taar), Shira Kammen (Vielle),
Shira Kammen (Harp), Joel Cohen (Lute), Joel Cohen (Voice),
Equidad Bares (Voice), Mohammed Briouel (Viola), Salah Chraki (Canun),
Saïd Chraibi (Voice), Rachid Lebbar (Oud), Rachid Lebbar (Voice),
Saïd Chraibi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
7.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 56, Gran dereit'é by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Rachid Lebbar (Oud), Saïd Chraibi (Voice), Saïd Chraibi (Tenor),
Salah Chraki (Canun), Mohammed Briouel (Viola), Mohammed Briouel (Violin),
Mohammed Briouel (Voice), Mustapha Amri (Voice), Mustapha Amri (Viola),
Abdessalam Amri (Voice), Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka), Aziz Alami (Voice),
Aziz Alami (Taar), Shira Kammen (Vielle), Shira Kammen (Harp),
Joel Cohen (Lute), Joel Cohen (Voice), Equidad Bares (Voice),
Anne Azéma (Voice), Hayet Ayad (Voice), Francoise Atlan (Voice),
Rachid Lebbar (Voice)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
8.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 320, Santa Maria leva by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Francoise Atlan (Voice), Mohammed Briouel (Violin), Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka),
Mustapha Amri (Viola), Aziz Alami (Taar), Shira Kammen (Vielle),
Shira Kammen (Harp), Joel Cohen (Lute)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
9.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 406, Ben vennas Mayo by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Saïd Chraibi (Voice)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
10.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 370, Loemos muit'a Virgen by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Rachid Lebbar (Voice), Rachid Lebbar (Oud), Saïd Chraibi (Voice),
Saïd Chraibi (Tenor), Salah Chraki (Canun), Mohammed Briouel (Viola),
Mohammed Briouel (Violin), Mohammed Briouel (Voice), Mustapha Amri (Voice),
Mustapha Amri (Viola), Abdessalam Amri (Voice), Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka),
Aziz Alami (Voice), Aziz Alami (Taar), Joel Cohen (Lute),
Shira Kammen (Vielle), Shira Kammen (Harp), Joel Cohen (Voice),
Equidad Bares (Voice), Anne Azéma (Voice), Hayet Ayad (Voice),
Francoise Atlan (Voice)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
11.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 90, Sola fusti senlleira by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Equidad Bares (Voice)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
12.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 52, Mui gran dereit'é by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Salah Chraki (Canun), Mohammed Briouel (Viola), Mohammed Briouel (Violin),
Mustapha Amri (Viola), Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka), Aziz Alami (Taar),
Shira Kammen (Vielle), Shira Kammen (Harp), Joel Cohen (Lute),
Rachid Lebbar (Oud)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
13.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 230, Tod'ome deve dar loor by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Hayet Ayad (Voice)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
14.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 130, Quen entender quiser by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Mohammed Briouel (Violin), Mustapha Amri (Viola), Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka),
Aziz Alami (Taar), Shira Kammen (Vielle), Shira Kammen (Harp),
Joel Cohen (Lute), Francoise Atlan (Voice)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
15.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 200, Santa María loei by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Salah Chraki (Canun), Mohammed Briouel (Viola), Mohammed Briouel (Voice),
Saïd Chraibi (Voice), Rachid Lebbar (Voice), Mohammed Briouel (Violin),
Rachid Lebbar (Oud), Saïd Chraibi (Tenor), Joel Cohen (Voice),
Equidad Bares (Voice), Anne Azéma (Voice), Hayet Ayad (Voice),
Francoise Atlan (Voice), Joel Cohen (Lute), Shira Kammen (Harp),
Shira Kammen (Vielle), Aziz Alami (Taar), Aziz Alami (Voice),
Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka), Abdessalam Amri (Voice), Mustapha Amri (Viola),
Mustapha Amri (Voice)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
16.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 417, Nobre don e muy preçado by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Mohammed Briouel (Violin), Anne Azéma (Voice), Joel Cohen (Lute),
Shira Kammen (Harp), Shira Kammen (Vielle), Aziz Alami (Taar),
Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka), Mustapha Amri (Viola), Francoise Atlan (Voice)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
17.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 140, A Santa María dadas sejan loores by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka), Joel Cohen (Lute), Shira Kammen (Harp),
Shira Kammen (Vielle), Saïd Chraibi (Voice), Mustapha Amri (Viola),
Aziz Alami (Taar), Mohammed Briouel (Violin)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
18.
Cantigas de Santa María: no 250, Por nos, Virgen Madre by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Joel Cohen (Lute), Shira Kammen (Harp), Shira Kammen (Vielle),
Aziz Alami (Taar), Abdessalam Amri (Darabukka), Anne Azéma (Voice),
Mohammed Briouel (Violin), Mustapha Amri (Viola)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Mohammed Briouel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Mediterranea,  Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fés
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Mnehbi Palace, Medina, Fès, Marocco 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 

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