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Medieval Christmas / Pro Cantione Antiqua


Release Date: 10/09/2007 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1004   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousPérotinTraditional
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A spicy Christmas feast, from a time when classic and folk music mixed. There was little difference in the popular music of the church or the tavern! Often more Chaucer than Christian… A lively record to sit back and enjoy! The attraction of the melodies and especially the exciting rhythms of Medieval music has influenced composers like Vaughan Williams and popular icons such as Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull. Many pieces are as popular today as they were centuries ago.

"a spirited recital by Mark Brown's Pro Cantione Antiqua and the English Medieval Wind Ensemble. The six singers are old hands (including Charles Brett, James Griffett, and Michael George) and it's a good full-bodied sound they produce. Still more attractive
Read more is the rhythmic variety of their performances, starting with the well-known Alle psallite. Other medieval pops include Angelus ad Virginem, Orientis partibus and Goday my lord syre Chrristemas and a particularly lovely setting of Beata viscera by Perotin. It is also good to hear Plainchant sung by human beings rather than daleks!" - The GRAMOPHONE

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Works on This Recording

1. Ductia by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
2. Alle psallite cum luya by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century 
3. Portugaler by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
4. Angelus ad Virginem by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; England 
5. Orientis partibus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
6. Ductia by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
7. Verbum patris by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
8. E semine rosa by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
9. Alleluia Psallat by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
10. This yol by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
11. Edi beo thu, heven-queene by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Written: before 15th cent 
12. Ecce quod natura by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century 
13. Goday My Lord Syre Cristemasse by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
14. Danse real by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
15. Beata viscera by Pérotin
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1200; France 
16. Viderunt omnes by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Romantic 
17. Virgo by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
18. Beata viscera by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1300; England 
19. Tui sunt caeli by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Romantic 
20. Viderunt omnes by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Romantic 
21. Quene note by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
22. A solis ortu by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: France 
23. Aeterna Christi munera by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
24. Tard il nio cor by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
25. There is no rose by Traditional
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Written: England 
26. Nowell sing we by Traditional
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Written: 15th Cent 
27. Nowel, nowel, nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse and awake by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1430; England 
28. Hail Mary, full of grace by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
29. Sing we to this merry company by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century; England 
30. Buxheimer Orgelbuch: Portugaler by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1450-1470; Germany 
31. In seculum breve by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century 
32. Lux hodie...Orientis partibus "Donkey's Carol" by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; France 
33. Verbum Patris hodie by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 13th Century; Rouen, France 
34. Thys yool by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
35. Edi be thu, heven-queenë by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mark Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1270; England 

Featured Sound Samples

Ductia (Anonymous)
Goday My Lord Syre Cristemasse (Anonymous)
Beata viscera (Anonymous)

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