Brother Fire, Sister Water

August 29, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Ars Nova Copenhagen in a program of English and Italian works from the 13th and 14th centuries. Recorded live in concert at the Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem (Church of Mother of God before Týn) in Prague, as part of the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival

Then, anthems by Henry Purcell, with Collegium Vocale Ghent. Recorded live in concert in the Polish National Catholic Cathedral’s Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, as part of the Wratislavia Cantans Festival, also known as the International Festival of Oratorio and Cantata Music, held every September in Wrocław, Poland.


Ars Nova Copenhagen; Paul Hillier, director
Anonymous (England, 14th century)
Venite a laudare / Beata viscera

Anonymous, from Il Laudario di Cortona manuscript (late 13th century)
Laude novella sin cantata

Leonel Power (~1370-1445)

Anonymous, Il Laudario di Cortona
Oimé lasso a freddo lo mio core

Anonymous (England, 14th century)
Doleo super te

Anonymous, Il Laudario di Cortona
Sin Laudato San Francesco

Anonymous (England, 14th century)
Tommas gemma Cantaurie primula

Anonymous, Il Laudario di Cortona
Altimissima luce col grande splendore

Collegium Vocale Ghent; Philippe Herreweghe, director

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Funeral Sentences
– March, Z. 860
– Man that is born of a woman, Z. 27
– Canzona, Z. 860
– In the midst of life, Z. 17
– Canzona, Z. 860
– Thou knowest Lord, Z. 58c
– March, Z. 860
Grace Davidson, soprano; Alex Potter, countertenor; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; Peter Kooij, bass

Rejoice in the Lord always, Z. 49
Alex Boden, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass

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