WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Ieremias / Tulve, Vox Clamantis


Release Date: 03/31/2009 
Label:  Arion   Catalog #: 921130   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

Import   
This title is currently unavailable.



Notes and Editorial Reviews



IEREMIAS Jaan-Eik Tulve , dir; Vox Clamantis ARION ARN 68602 (72:47 Text and Translation)


Jaan-Eik Tulve is an Estonian choral conductor who studied chant direction with Louis-Marie Vigne of the Choeur Grégorien de Paris, then established this chant schola in his native land in 1996. He has made numerous chant recordings with various ensembles on several labels. His soloist on this disc is Jean Pascal Ollivry, a longtime member of the same Paris schola. The disc is of outstanding merit among recordings Read more of chant for the systematic Holy Week program and the quality of both singing and interpretation, based on the semiological approach of Dom Eugène Cardine. Beginning with the tract Deus, Deus meus for Palm Sunday and ending with the gradual Christus factus est (which concludes Tenebrae each night), we hear the nine lamentations and their nine responsories. These constitute the first nocturns for the three nights of Tenebrae before Easter. Ollivry sings the lamentations in the Hispanic chant versions published by Dom German Prado in 1934, except for two sung in the standard versions of the Liber Usualis . The concluding lamentation, the prayer of Jeremiah, is sung in the Hispanic version printed in the Liber Usualis . It is so much superior as an alternative to the standard Roman version that the latter has never been recorded. While the lamentation tone is one of the most beautiful elements in the entire chant repertoire, the more elaborate Hispanic versions are of surpassing excellence. The only fault I can find is the reduction of most lamentations to the first three verses. This could have been avoided by omitting the tract from the program, but it is unnecessary to second-guess Tulve’s choice of selections, given the quality of the disc. The responsories sung by the schola furnish the alternate choral texture to the solo lamentations, but the melodies have been edited by Dominique Crochu in accordance with recent revisionist approaches to chant. The tract has been recorded a dozen times, but this is an exemplary version by two members of the schola singing alternate verses in an unusually meditative style. In 2004 I put this disc on my Want List and have continued to listen to it with admiration ever since.


FANFARE: J. F. Weber
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Deus Deus Meus, trait in mode 2 by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 12 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2.
Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
3.
Tristis est anima mea, responsory by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4.
Ecce vidimus, responsory in Mode 5 by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5.
Omnes amici mei drelinquerent me, responsory by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
6.
Velum templi, responsory in mode 2 by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7.
Vinea mea electa, responsory by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
8.
Sicut ovis, responsory by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9.
Ierusalem Iuge, response in mode 5 (CAO No. 7032) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
10.
Plange quasi virgo, responsory by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
11.
Christus factus est, gradual in mode 5 (Liber Usualis, No 655) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
12.
In monte Oliveti, responsory in mode 8 (Liber Usualis 633) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jaan-Eik Tulve
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title