Music in Paradise: From Chant to Chanson

May 16, 2018, 10:00 pm

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St Gallen Psalter
St Gallen Psalter

Music from the 9th through 14th centuries, from Gregorian chant to songs of Guillaume de Machaut, recorded live in concert and presented at the 12th annual Music In Paradise Festival, held during the last two weeks of August in Seminary Church, a former Cistercian monastery  in the Polish town historically known as Paradyż.


Ratpert von St. Gallen (9th cent.)
Ardua spes mundi

Notker Balbulus (~840-912)
Agone triumphali
Concordia (Postludium)
Laetatus sum

Gaude felix Agrippina (11th cent.)
Aeliz, lai (12th-13th cent.)

Thibaut IV de Champagne (1201-1253)
Commencerai a faire un lai, lai

Hermann Joseph von Steinfeld (13th cent.)
Virginalis turma sexus

Tibia ex tempore
L’estat du monde, motet (Codex Montpellier, 13th cent.)

Guillaume de Machaut (~1300-1377)
En dementant et lamentant, lai
Te sanctum and Douce dame (virelai)
Foy porter, virelai
Lai de la Flour
Quant je suis mis au retour, chanson

Christine Mothes, vocals
Susanne Ansorg, fiddle
Norbert Rodenkirchen, flutes, medieval transverse flute

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