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Monastic Chant / Paul Hillier, Theatre Of Voices

Theatre Of Voices / Hillier
Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 507356  
Composer:  AnonymousPhilippe the ChancellorAdam of St. VictorLéonin,   ... 
Performer:  Christopher Bowers-BroadbentEllen Hargis
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Paul Hillier's Theatre of Voices tackle this magnificent repertoire with confidence and a feeling of freedom. It was with a sense of relief that I listened to their unpretentious style of singing which, in general, allows the music to speak for itself, without the intrusion of any particular interpretative quirk, preconceived notion of rhythmic performance, or twentieth century personality cult... a good all-rounder, and merits a place not only in music libraries but in music-lovers collections too." Gramophone, January 1997 [reviewing Age of Cathedrals, HMU 907157]

"a suitably gothic title for a hauntingly atmospheric disc of 12th century vocal masterpieces from the Anglo-American group Theatre of
Read more Voices...Often such recordings are of historical interest only, but not so here. Vibrant performances convey the invention and mystery of a remarkable period of musical activity and growth. Particularly fine are the quirky and balletic pieces by the medieval 'mods' Léonin and Pérotin." Classic FM Magazine November 1996

"Mainly one for enthusiasts maybe, but, as ever, superbly produced and performed by Hillier's ensemble." Classic CD Choice, July 1999 [reviwing Hoquetus, HMU 907185]

"My advice is, go out and buy it!" Mary Berry, Early Music Quarterly Summer 1999

"A selection of vocal music of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries which uses the device known as 'hocketing' [literally hiccoughing'] sung by Paul Hillier's pure-voiced ensemble. Texts are religious and secular, often of great invention and all superbly sung." Fiona Maddocks, The Observer 1/8/1999
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Works on This Recording

1. Resonemus hoc natali by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2. Natus est rex by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3. In hoc anni circulo by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4. Congaudeant catholici by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. De monte lapis scinditur by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6. Ve mundo a scandalis by Philippe the Chancellor
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7. Benedicamus Domino - Humane prolis by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1200; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8. In natale by Adam of St. Victor
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9. Lilium floruit by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
10. Propter Veritatem by Léonin
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
11. Orienti oriens by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
12. Virgo flagellatur by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13. Mors by Pérotin
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
14. Templum cordis by Adam of St. Victor
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
15. Benedicamus Domino by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1200 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
16. Beata viscera by Pérotin
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1200; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  St. Vincent's Church, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 10 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
17. In seculum longum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
18. In seculum viellatoris by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
19. In seculum breve by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20. In seculum d'Amiens longum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
21. Iam nubes dissolvitur/Solem by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
22. Entre Adan et Hanikel/Chiès bien séans by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
23. Ja n'amerai by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
24. Montpellier Codex: Ja n'amerai autre que cele by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: French 
25. Faenza Codex: Ave maris stella by Anonymous
Performer:  Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ)
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1420 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
26. Tous corps qui/De souspirant cuer/Suspiro by Guillaume de Machaut
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
27. Musicalis sciencia/Sciencie laudabili by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
28. Or sus, vous dormes trop by Anonymous
Performer:  Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ)
Period: Medieval 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
29. Ave Rex gentis Anglorum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: by 1100; England 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
30. Deus tuorum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1315; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
31. Ave miles celestis/Ave rex patrone by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
32. Beata viscera by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1300; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
33. Thomas gemma cantuarie by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1300; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
34. Doleo super te/Absolon, fili mi by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
35. Epiphaniam domino/Balaam inquit by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
36. Campanis cum cymbalis/Honoremus dominam by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
37. Sangilio by Anonymous
Performer:  Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
38. Venecie mundi splendor by Johannes Ciconia
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1405; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
39. Amor mi fa cantar a la Francesca by Anonymous
Performer:  Ellen Hargis (Soprano)
Period: Medieval 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
40. O zentil madona mia by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
41. Per larghi prati by Giovanni da Cascia
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Florence, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
42. Sanctus "Mediolano" by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
43. Cum martelli/La manta by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
44. Faenza Codex: Benedicamus Domino by Anonymous
Performer:  Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
45. Ut te per omnes by Johannes Ciconia
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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