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Crucem Tuam Adoramus - Concerto Per Le Sacre Ceneri 2007 / Ensemble Oktoechos, Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia


Release Date: 05/13/2008 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 210001   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousJohannes de Quadris
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di VeneziaEnsemble Oriol
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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CRUCEM TUAM ADORAMUS—CONCERTO PER LE SACRE CENERI 2007 Lanfranco Menga, dir; Ens Oktoechos; Schola Gregoriana di Venezia TACTUS 210001 (50:28 Text and Translation)


JOHANNES DE QUADRIS Processio in die veneris sancti. ANON Media vita. Pange melos lacrimosum. Misereris. Bonum est confiteri. Kyrie Qui passurus. Dirigatur. O homo considera. Dí, por qué mueres. Dios te salve Read more />

Johannes de Quadris (1410?–c. 1456) was cantor at St. Mark’s in Venice for over two decades. As a composer he has had few appearances on records, beginning with a Magnificat under Charles Ravier (coupled with the Machaut Mass on LP) and ending with two Lamentations for Tenebrae under Edward Wickham (coupled with La Rue, 26:6). Like those works, these processional pieces for Good Friday are sung in simple two-voice polyphony, nothing like music of his contemporaries, who had already moved from three-voice to four-voice works. Giulio Cattin edited a group of works attributed to him in 1972 and contributed the article to The New Grove, Second Edition . Even if documentary data are lacking, it is not clear why Cattin dates his birth only sometime before 1410 and his service at St. Mark’s only to May 1436, the date of the Magnificat in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Canon. Misc. 213. He might have been somewhat older than 46 at his death, pushing the two-voice polyphony into the earlier part of the century.


As for the other pieces, the conductus Bonum est confiteri from Codex Las Huelgas is a first recording. Pange melos lacrimosum is found in the Florence source of Notre Dame polyphony. Kyrie Qui passurus is a Good Friday chant that is no longer found in Vatican editions of chant but survives in the Premonstratensian and other rites and was once recorded by Konrad Ruhland. Media vita , of course, is the celebrated responsory for Lent that gave music history one of its enduring anecdotes and a canonical prohibition against singing it against anyone. Misereris is the introit for Ash Wednesday, while Dirigatur is a Milanese lucernarium for Good Friday, not previously recorded. O homo considera/O homo de pulvere is a four-voice isorhythmic motet from an English source that was once recorded under Edgar Fleet (4:1). The two vilancicos for Good Friday furnish the only vernacular settings.


Menga has recorded a series of discs of chant and other medieval repertoire for this label, all of them greeted here with praise. The Lenten season provides the unifying theme of this rather diverse but fascinating program.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Media vita in morte sumus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Medieval 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Pange melos lacrimosum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Medieval 
Written: by 1400; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
3.
Misereris omnium domine by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Medieval 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4.
Bonum est confiteri mortis by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Medieval 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
5.
Kyrie "Qui passurus" by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Medieval 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6.
Dirigatur oratio mea by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Medieval 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7.
O homo considera/O homo de pulvere/Filiae Jersualem by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Medieval 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
8.
Procession à 2 for Good Friday by Johannes de Quadris
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Length: 15 Minutes 34 Secs. 
9.
Cancionero musical de Palacio: Dí, porque mueres en cruz by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1520; Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10.
Cancionero musical de Palacio: Dios te salve, cruz preziosa by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lanfranco Menga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Georgoriana Di Venezia,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1520; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 

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