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Llibre Vermell de Montserrat / Jordi Savall, Hesperion XX


Release Date: 03/14/1995 
Label:  Virgin Classics Special Import Catalog #: 61174   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXCarmina ChoirDulcis Harmonia,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Colorful, idealized and extremely beautiful, this is one of Jordi Savall's freshest and most moving recordings.

[O]ne of the most interesting manuscripts of [Medieval Spain] is the Llibre Vermell, preserved in the Library of the Monastery of Montserrat, near Barcelona. The works contained in the Llibre Vermell, of a simpler and more popular character than the extremely cultivated and refined music of the Court of Aragon, are certainly not the technical apogee of the Ars Nova, but their great interest lies in the fact that some have an indication that they were to be danced by the pilgrims in the square in front of the church on the Day of the Virgin, which makes them unique. In addition, their melodies are profoundly
Read more beautiful, almost magically so, and have caused the repertoire of the Llibre Vermell to be frequently recorded. Particularly notable is the coloured and idealized and extremely beautiful vision of Jordi Savall, directing Hespèrion XX as well as a large number of other singers and instrumentalists on one of his freshest and most moving recordings.

-- Gramophone [7/1992]
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Works on This Recording

1. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: O virgo splendes by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX,  Carmina Choir,  Dulcis Harmonia  ... 
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 7/1978 
Venue:  St. Savinien, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: Stella splendens by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1978 
Venue:  St. Savinien, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: Laudemus virginem by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1978 
Venue:  St. Savinien, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: Los set gotxs by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1978 
Venue:  St. Savinien, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: Splendens ceptigera by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1978 
Venue:  St. Savinien, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: Polorum regina by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1978 
Venue:  St. Savinien, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: Cuncti simus concanentes by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1978 
Venue:  St. Savinien, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: Mariam matrem virginem by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1978 
Venue:  St. Savinien, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: Inperayntz/Verges ses par by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1978 
Venue:  St. Savinien, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
10. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat: Ad mortem festinamus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1978 
Venue:  St. Savinien, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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