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Music And Poetry In St Gallen

Music & Poetry In Saint Gallen / Various
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 922503   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Notker BalbullusAnonymousTuotiloRatpert
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Benedictine monastery of Saint Gall (Sankt Gallen), situated near Lake Constance, acted in the early medieval period as a creative centre for the development of music and poetry concerned with the liturgy. To be found there were the oldest named composer-poets from the West, especially monks such as Ratpert (d. 890), Notker (d. 912) and Tuotilo (d. 913). They enlarged and broadened out the scope of existing liturgical chants with additions whose melodic and poetic inventiveness still provoke admiration today. Such tropes and sequences were brought together in the 10th century in Sankt Gallen's codices 484 and 381, with a precise notation in neumes which is unique to the Abbey. Across a number of important and far-reaching recordings, Read more musicologist Wulf Arlt and Dominique Vellard along with his Ensemble Gilles Binchois have recovered and revived broad areas of medieval music. This collection of works from Sankt Gallen, which we are now reissuing, occupies a distinguished and noteworthy position because it presents the first music of Western culture which can be ascribed to individual creators. The recording itself was made in one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Switzerland in Romainmôtier. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dilecte Deo by Notker Balbullus
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
2.
Iustus ut palma by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
3.
Puer natus est nobis by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
4.
Hodie cantandus est by Tuotilo
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
5.
Hodie Christus natus est by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
6.
Natus ante saecula by Notker Balbullus
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
7.
Hodie pectore mundo by Tuotilo
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
8.
Viderunt omnes by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
9.
Cernere quod by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
10.
In medio ecclesie by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
11.
Dilectus iste by Notker Balbullus
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
12.
Quoniam dominus by Tuotilo
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
13.
Os tuum inquiens by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
14.
Milibus argenti by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
15.
Laus tibi Christe by Notker Balbullus
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
16.
Ecce Advenit by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
17.
Hodie clarissimam by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
18.
Forma speciosissimus by Notker Balbullus
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
19.
Olim quem by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
20.
Ardua spes mundi by Ratpert
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
21.
Gaudete et cantate by Tuotilo
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
22.
Monumenta aperta sunt by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
23.
Notus est dominus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
24.
In pace factus est by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
25.
Laeta mente by Notker Balbullus
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
26.
Ex numero frequentium by Notker Balbullus
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 
27.
Quasi quid by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
28.
Alleluia Dominus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
29.
Viri Galilei by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
30.
Alleluia, Spiritus Domini by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
31.
Sancti Spiritus by Notker Balbullus
Conductor:  Dominique Vellard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 9th Century; Saint Gall, Switzerl 

Customer Reviews

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 Music at the Origin January 25, 2018 By David L Wade (La Jolla, CA) See All My Reviews "This is recording of music from as near the beginnings of western classical music as we are ever likely to get - and from the pen of the first men named to be known as a composer of such. I found the recording of the famous machaut Mass by Dominique Vellard and his ensemble compelling ( against a lot of excellent competition ) and sought out this recording because of his attachment to this music from St Gall ( perhaps the most famous and discussed historic abbey ) and the attribution to the individuals known to have composed such. ( By the way the Abbey of St Gall was several decades ago the subject of a sumptuously produced book from the University of California Press “The Plan of St Gall” ). The music is austere and sparse but Vellard ensemble renders it with precision and accuracy - it’s scholarship and research in Performance Technique of such obvious but not intrusive - and great Beauty really. Vellard Ensemble should be congratulated for bringing this important and beautiful music to the attention of all of us - produced in what is also a very attractive packaging with appropriate explanatory notes," Report Abuse
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