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Visitatio / Philip Pickett, New London Consort


Release Date: 05/08/2009 
Label:  L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog #: 455489  
Composer:  Anonymous
Performer:  Julia GoodingCatherine BottElisabeth SchollAndrew King,   ... 
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This attempt to reconstruct some of the 14th-century Holy Week and Easter celebrations from the North Italian town of Cividale provides a real sense of occasion. The disc begins with a Palm Sunday procession (acoustically recreated) which culminates in the exultation of the setting of the word ‘hosanna’ in Ingrediente Domino. Once ‘inside’ the church we have some quieter moments from the Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday: here variety is assured by the use of the organ, and by a snappy rendering of Crux fidelis where each syllable of the text is given equal time irrespective of how many notes are allotted to it. This section ends with the Lament of the Three Marys – beautiful music, hauntingly sung by Catherine Bott, Julia Gooding and Read more Elisabeth Scholl. These singers also excel in the Easter Sunday liturgical drama, The Visitation to the Sepulchre (oddly placed here after, rather than before, the Introit). The final, celebratory section is full of gongs, organ interjections and experimental rhythms (eccentric in Alleluia pasche nostrum, joyously lilting in Laudes Salvator). Philip Pickett has, as usual, shown that he is a man of ideas – and if not all of his ideas have led to authentic details in the performance, he has revealed (with the help of his collaborator, Dr Susan Rankin) the musical and dramatic feasts that lie at the heart of the liturgy.
Performance 5 (out of 5); Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Anthony Pryer, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Gloria laus et honor by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
2.
Fulgentibus palmis by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
3.
Ingrediente by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
4.
O crux gloriosa, o crux adoranda by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
5.
Popule meus by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
6.
Quia eduxi te by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
7.
Quid ultra debui by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
8.
Crux fidelis by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
9.
Pangue lingua by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
10.
Velum templi by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
11.
Planctus Mariae by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Romantic 
12.
Cantemus Domino by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
13.
Resurrexi et adhuc tecum sum by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
14.
Visitatio sepulchri by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
15.
Te Deum laudamus by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
16.
Submersus jacet Pharao by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
17.
Laudes Salvatori by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
18.
Cum rex gloriae Christus by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
19.
Alleluia Pascha nostrum by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 
20.
Victimae paschali laudes by Anonymous
Performer:  Julia Gooding (Soprano), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano),
Andrew King (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Medieval 

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