The Huelgas Codex

August 22, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Dating from the turn of the 14th century, rediscovered at the turn of the 20th, Codex Las Huelgas is an important piece of musical and cultural history, essential for understanding medieval Spanish polyphony. Named for the Convent Las Huelgas, a true refuge for women following the Cistercian order, the Codex contains 186 liturgical works. On tonight’s program, La Peregrina, Canto Coronato, and students of the renowned Schola Cantorum Basiliensis join forces to present vocal and instrumental selections from the Codex. Recorded live in concert in Leonhardskirche, Basel, Switzerland.


Codex Las Huelgas (c. 1300)
Kyrie. Virginum amator
Gloria. Spiritus et alme
Claustrum pudicicie. Benedicamus (instrumental)

Fa fa mi fa / Ut re mi ut
Ave Maria – Amen (Sigüenza)
O gloriosa
Mater patris et filia

Ex illustri
Kyrie. Ihesu parce (Mallorca: instrumental)
Te laudant (Barcelona: instrumental)
Summi patris (Barcelona: instrumental)
Stampita (Barcelona: instrumental)
Ihesu Criste rex benigne (Barcelona)

Benedicamus / Hec est mater
Salvo virgo – Ave gloriosa – (Domino)

Peregrina Ensemble
– Kelly Landerkin, Agnieszka Budzinska-Bennett; vocals

Canto Coronato
– Albert Riera, Raffaela Giordani; vocals
– Guillermo Pérez; organ, organetto
– David Catalunya; organ, clavisimbalum
– Pau Marcos; fiddle

Students of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
– Grace Newcombe, Hanna Marti, Anna Miklashevich, Ozan Karagöz; vocals
– Cristina Alis Raurich, Anna Danilevskaia, Sophia Danileski; fiddle

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