Ave Maris Stella / Mary Star of the Sea

January 17, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Gothic Voices (Credit:Eric Richmond)
Gothic Voices (Photo: Eric Richmond)

Gothic Voices presents works from the 12th-15th centuries honoring the Biblical matriarch Mary in her various guises: caring mother, virgin lover, guiding light. Ancient ritualistic texts explore her mythical and human aspects and are set to music by masters of mediaeval England. Recorded live in concert in London’s Cadogan Hall.

Anonymous, 13th century
Ave Maria; Super te Ierusalem – Sed fulsit virginitas

Anonymous, 14th century
Stella maris illustrans Omnia; Laetatur celi curia

Anonymous, 12th century
Tronus regis

John Dunstable (1390-1453)
Ave maris stella – Beata mater

Richard Smert (1428?-1477?)
Ave, decus seculi

Anonymous, 13th century
Sancta mater graciae – Dou way Robin

St. Godrich of Finchale (1080-1170)
Crist and Sainte Marie

Anonymous, 15th century
Sancta Maria Virgo

Anonymous, 13th century
Stond wel Moder

Anonymous, 15th century
Jesu fili Dei – Jesu fili virginis – Jesu lumen veritatis

Walter Frye (~1450)
Ave Regina Caelorum a 4

Gaude Maria Virgo; Alleluya psallat – Alleluya concinat – Alleluya – Virgo Jesse

Anonymous, 15th century
Agnus Dei

Gothic Voices
– Julian Podger, Stephen Harrold, tenors
– Catherine King, Caroline Trevor, mezzo-sopranos
– Stephen Charlesworth, baritone

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before:
Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)