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Sanguis Jesu Christi - The Worship Of Holy Blood In The Middle Ages

Ordo Virtutum / Morent
Release Date: 07/28/2009 
Label:  Christophorus   Catalog #: 77309   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



SANGUIS JESU CHRISTI Stefan Johannes Morent, dir; Ordo Virtutum CHRISTOPHORUS 77309 (76:31 Text and Translation)


The late medieval Office of the Holy Blood is Xs.Sal in Andrew Hughes’s terminology. The neumes of the two 13th-century sources in Weingarten have been transcribed for the first time by comparing them with a later antiphoner in the Baden State Library. In trying to cover the whole monastic Office, Morent has truncated everything severely. Psalms are invariably reduced to the first verse and the Read more doxology. The four psalms of First Vespers have only one antiphon, but we hear the hymn and the canticle. Matins begins with the complete Psalm 94 (95), followed by a full first nocturn lacking only the first lesson (the psalms truncated as usual) and a second nocturn lacking a lesson and its responsory, but only a few parts of the third nocturn. Lauds and Second Vespers are represented only by the canticles and their antiphons. Even so, the disc is well filled, and it was wise to focus on the unique lessons and responsories of Matins, which are always the most elaborate and interesting chants of the Office.


The vocal ensemble is made up of six men, including the director, who sing with an awareness of semiological theory, though it has little connection with late medieval chant. Indeed, it is puzzling that staffless neumes were used at the end of the 13th century at all. There are no rhythmic signs on the page that is shown in the booklet. Even so, this is an interesting realization of an unknown chant source, and the singing is pleasant to hear. This disc is a worthwhile addition to any comprehensive collection of chants.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Ad primus vesperas. ' by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Ad primus vesperas. H by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
3.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Ad primus vesperas. A by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Ad matutinas. Invitat by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): In primo nocturno. An by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
6.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Responsorium. 'Serpen by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Lectio. 'Sacrosancte by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
8.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Responsorium. 'Vere s by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Lectio. 'Inclitus mar by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
10.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Responsorium. 'Christ by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
11.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): In secundo nocturno. by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
12.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): In tertio nocturno. L by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
13.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): In tertio nocturno. R by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
14.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): In tertio nocturno. E by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
15.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Ad laudes. Antiphona by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
16.
Das Heilig-Blut-Offizium von Weingarten (The Holy Blood Office of Weingarten): Ad secundas vesperas. by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stefan Johannes Morent
Written: 12th Century 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Berg (Ravensbur 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 

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