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Christo È Nato - Lauding The Nativity In Medieval Italy / Trefoil


Release Date: 10/26/2004 
Label:  Msr   Catalog #: 1094   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes Ciconia
Performer:  Mark RimpleDrew MinterMarcia Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trefoil
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Christo è nato
Lauding the Nativity in Medieval Italy


The small repertoire of surviving medieval Italian praise songs, or laude , was first brought to modern attention in the late 19th century by the German scholar Friedrich Ludwig. Ludwig and Guido Adler both published selections from a beautifully copied collection of these songs, the Florentine Laudario. This collection and the Cortona Laudario are the only two large collections of laude that survive complete with their musical notation. This recording features selections from these vocal editions. To complement the laude, several instrumental works from late 14th and early 15th century polyphony, and from the Faenza codex, have been featured as well. Read more />
TREFOIL is a trio of singer-instrumentalists long active in early music, with experience in such ensembles as Concert Royal, Les Arts Florissants, New York's Ensemble for Early Music, Pomerium, Clarion Music Society, Piffaro, My Lord Chamberlain's Consort, and other groups. The trio debuted in New York and Philadelphia early in 2000 with a program of 14th century French ars subtilior song. Trefoil has appeared in concerts and master classes at The Cloisters, Temple University, Vassar College, Middlebury College, Vermont Millennium Arts Festival, Museum Series of Providence, Boston College, Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH, Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, 2002 Amherst Early Music Festival, and 37th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. The trio has also made a series of joint appearances with the Folger Concert in Washington D.C.

" Trefoil not only sings the music with accuracy but also colors and inflects it with meaning that takes it out of pure abstraction. . . . In nearly every piece, you marveled at how many singular musicians stood before you." [From joint performance with the Renaissance band Piffaro] The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 2004

Gloria in excelsis
Ortorum virentium / Virga yesse
Da ciel venne messo novella
Aquila altera
Regina pretiosa
Sovrana si ne sembianti
Ave maris stella
Sanctus
Stella nova
Christo e nato
Ave stella matutina
Puer natus in Bethlehem
Co la madre del beato
Nova stella apparita
Gloria in excelsis

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Works on This Recording

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Gloria in excelsis by Johannes Ciconia
Performer:  Mark Rimple (Counter Tenor), Drew Minter (Counter Tenor), Marcia Young (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trefoil
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 

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