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Gregorianik In St. Gallen / Joppich, Die Singphoniker

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Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777490   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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GREGORIANIK IN ST. GALLEN Godehard Joppich, cond; Die Singphoniker CPO 7774902 (3 CDs: 174:59 Text and Translation)


St. Gall was a monastery near Lake Constance, founded in 719 on the site occupied by its namesake, an Irish hermit who had died in 650. Some of the earliest notated chant manuscripts originated there, including the cantatorium SG 359 (graduals, tracts, and alleluias sung at Mass by a cantor soloist), the gradual Einsiedeln 121 (which was probably written at St. Gall and sent to the nearby Read more monastery), and the Hartker antiphonal SG 390-91, a little later but still the earliest complete Office manuscript. Secularized in 1805, the abbey with its remarkable library remains a place where scholars continue to do their research. The entire library is being digitized and made available online, with 468 medieval manuscripts accessible at last report.


This set is a reissue of two previous releases, Gregorian Chant from St. Gall ( Fanfare 18:6) and Passio Domini, Gregorian Chant from St. Gall II . The first disc started with the Mass and a few chants of the Office for the dedication of a church, followed by sequences of Notker Balbulus and tropes by Tuotilo, both monks of St. Gall in the 9th century. The attributions to Notker are quite certain, those to Tuotilo less so. While there is a long list of individuals of early medieval times whose chant compositions are known—Thomas Forrest Kelly and Christopher Page have both published extensive lists—their names are less often featured on records. These, however, are not the first discs to feature the compositions of these two monks in connection with St. Gall.


This is a larger group of their chants than usual, and very well executed. The sequence Natus ante saecula for Christmas has been recorded at least eight times and Psallat Ecclesia , which belongs to the Dedication Mass, has been recorded six times, but Festa Christi for Epiphany and Laudes Salvatori for Easter only once since these, and Christus hunc diem for Ascension only once before this. The most familiar of the sequences, Sancti Spiritus adsit nobis gratia , formerly used on Pentecost, has been recorded altogether at least 11 times.


The other two discs are even more unusual. They should have been reviewed here, but I can’t find the review. It is a new version of a program previously recorded by Joppich for Christophorus in 1993, just two years before this version, titled Ecce Homo , CHR 77161 (not received for review). That, too, used readings from the four gospel accounts of the Passion with the same responsories of Tenebrae (and two other relevant chants). Noting that in the usual course of the Office, the responsories that follow each lesson of Matins are a reflection on the preceding text, Joppich observes, on the other hand, that the responsories of Tenebrae (Matins for the three days before Easter) are only vaguely related to the lessons, though they are a reflection on the events of the Passion. To remedy this, the program consists of selections from the Passion accounts of all four gospels followed by 12 of the Tenebrae responsories. The Passion accounts, most familiarly Matthew’s on Palm Sunday and John’s on Good Friday, have their own proper place in the liturgy of Holy Week, but Joppich has formulated a logical and effective program here. (Mark and Luke were formerly heard on less prominent days, Tuesday and Wednesday, and now alternate with Matthew on Palm Sunday.) The program is framed by two renditions of the gradual Christus factus est , a concise summation of the theme of the Passion drawn from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians. The Christophorus disc was framed in the same way. The main difference between the two programs is in the responsories, which are sung from the modern editions for Christophorus but from the St. Gall manuscript Hartker SG 390-91 for CPO.


Both of these programs are executed with aplomb by the ensemble of six young men directed by a chant scholar who has made many chant recordings with other choirs. He was the first chant director to use Dom Cardine’s semiological teachings on records. The new boxed set has been priced quite low, about double the normal midprice. The 80-page booklet repeats everything from the two previous issues. If you missed these earlier, they now make an attractive set.


FANFARE: J. F. Weber
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Works on This Recording

1.
Christus factus est pro nobis by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 9/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: In illo tempore egressus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
In monte Oliveti by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Et progressus pusillum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5.
Una hora by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Iterum secundo abiit by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7.
Tristis est anima mea [Medieval] by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Tunc venit ad discipulos by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9.
Jesum tradidit impius sumus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
10.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Principes autem sacerdotum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
11.
Sicut ovis by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
12.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Tunc videns Judas by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13.
Amicus meus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
14.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Adducunt ergo Jesum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
15.
Vinea mea electa by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
16.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Tunc ergo apprehendit by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
17.
Ecce vidimus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
18.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Cum ergo vidissent eum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
19.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Et cum ducerent eum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20.
Plange quasi virgo by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
21.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Ducebantur autem et alii by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
22.
Omnes amici mei by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
23.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Milites ergo cum crucifixis by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
24.
O vos omnes by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
25.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: A sexta autem hora by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
26.
Tenebrae by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
27.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Et ecce, velum templi by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
28.
Hagios ho Theos! Sanctus Deus! by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
29.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem: Cum autem sero factum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
30.
Christus factus est pro nobis by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 9/1995 
Venue:  Binabiburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
31.
Gregorian Chant(s) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die Singphoniker
Period: Medieval 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

Missa in Dedicatione Ecclesiae [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Introitus: Terribilis est
Missa in Dedicatione Ecclesiae [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Kyritetropus: Omnipotens gentior (tuotilo)
Missa in Dedicatione Ecclesiae [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Graduale: Locus iste
Missa in Dedicatione Ecclesiae [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Alleluia: Adorabo
Missa in Dedicatione Ecclesiae [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Sequenz: Psallat ecclesia (notker)
Missa in Dedicatione Ecclesiae [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Offertorium: Domine Deus
Missa in Dedicatione Ecclesiae [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Communio: Domus mea
Domum tuam [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Domum tuam [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Urbs Jerusalem [Hymnus: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Urbs Jerusalem [Hymnus: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Zachaeus festinans / Magnificat [Antiphon: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Zachaeus festinans / Magnificat [Antiphon: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Benedicamus Domino [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Benedicamus Domino (Let us bless the Lord) [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Puer natus est [Einleitungstropus und Introitus: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Puer natus est [Einleitungstropus und Introitus: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Natus ante saecula [Sequenz: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Natus ante saecula [Sequenz: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Omnes de Saba venient [Graduale: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Omnes de Saba venient [Graduale: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Festa Christi [Sequenz: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Festa Christi [Sequenz: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Pascha nostrum [Alleluia: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Pascha nostrum [Alleluia: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Laudes Salvatori [Sequenz: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Laudes Salvatori [Sequenz: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Ascendit Deus [Offertorium: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Ascendit Deus [Offertorium: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Christus hunc diem [Sequenz: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Christus hunc diem [Sequenz: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Factus est repente [Communio: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Factus est repente [Communio: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Sancti Spiritus adsit [Sequenz: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Sancti Spiritus adsit [Sequenz: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Benedicamus Domino [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for choir): Benedicamus Domino [St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble)
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Responsorium graduale: Christus factus est (Christ is born)
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Responsorium: In monte Oliveti
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Et progressus pusillum
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Responsorium: Una hora
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Iterum secundo abiit
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Responsorium: Tristis est anima mea
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Tunc venit ad discipulos suos
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Responsorium: Jesum tradidit imius
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Principes autem sacerdotum
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Responsorium: Sicut ovis
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Tunc videns Judas
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Responsoriu: Amicus meus
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Adducunt ergo Jesum
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Responsorium: Vinea mea electa
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Tunc ergo apprehendit Pilatus
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Responsorium: Ecce vidimus eum
Passio Domini [Responsorium breve: St. Gall Monastery Library, 10th Century] (arr. G. Joppich for vocal ensemble): Cum ergo vidissent eum

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