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Anonymous 4 - Portrait


Release Date: 04/10/1997 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2907210   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousHildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Johanna RoseRuth CunninghamSusan HellauerMarsha Genensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"For some truly persuasive female advocates of medieval music you should hear the splendid latest offering from Anonymous 4. This is a beautifully arranged meditation on the Virgin Mary as she laments over her dead son and intercedes for the world... Not just a collection of works but an enthralling concert." -- BBC Music Magazine reviewing The Lily and the Lamb

"The group's exquisite and pure voices blend to create an atmosphere of angelic echoes." -- New Age Voice

'Whatever these four women sing, you're promised a sound as beautiful and pure and clear as the human voice can make...' -- CD Review

Selections from their hugely successful recordings ('A Star in the East',
Read more 'Miracles of Sant'Iago', 'The Lily & the Lamb', 'Love's Illusion', 'On Yoolis Night', 'An English Ladymass') and a sneak preview from 'Eleven Thousand Virgins', music of Hildegard von Bingen inspired by the legend of St. Ursula.
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Works on This Recording

1. Venite omnes cristicole by Anonymous
Performer:  Johanna Rose (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Marsha Genensky (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
2. Ad superni regis decus by Anonymous
Performer:  Johanna Rose (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Marsha Genensky (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
3. Partum in ultimo by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Johanna Rose (Voice),
Susan Hellauer (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
4. O maria stella maris by Anonymous
Performer:  Marsha Genensky (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Johanna Rose (Voice),
Susan Hellauer (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
5. Stabat iuxta Christi crucem by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
6. Stillat in stellam radium by Anonymous
Performer:  Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice), Johanna Rose (Voice),
Ruth Cunningham (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
7. Primo tempore by Anonymous
Performer:  Susan Hellauer (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
8. Speciosus forma by Anonymous
Performer:  Marsha Genensky (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
9. Mi aryánk Atya Isten by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: Hungary 
10. Montpellier Codex: Puisque bele dame m'eime by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Johanna Rose (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Marsha Genensky (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
11. Montpellier Codex: Ne sai, que je die by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
12. Montpellier Codex: Amor potest conqueri by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
13. Montpellier Codex: Quant yver la bise ameine by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Johanna Rose (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Marsha Genensky (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
14. Montpellier Codex: On doit fine Amor by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
15. Edi be thu, heven-queenë by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1270; England 
16. Ave maris stella by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Johanna Rose (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Marsha Genensky (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
17. Salve, Virgo by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
18. Ther is no rose of swych vertu by Anonymous
Performer:  Johanna Rose (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice),
Susan Hellauer (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1420; England 
19. Prolis eterne genitor by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Johanna Rose (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Marsha Genensky (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
20. Ecce quod natura by Anonymous
Performer:  Johanna Rose (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice),
Susan Hellauer (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century 
21. Spiritui Sancto honor sit by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Susan Hellauer (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 

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