Graindelavoix & The Feminine Mystisch

September 26, 2018, 10:00 pm

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A capella polyphony from the 12th and 13th centuries is brought to life in works by Hildegard von Bingen, Beatrijs van Nazareth, Hadewijch, Pierre de Cambrai, Pérotin (who greatly influenced composer Steve Reich,) Goswin de Bossut, and others. Presented by the vocal ensemble Graindelavoix under the direction of Björn Schmelzer, recorded live in concert  in the Pfarrkirche St. Severus, in Boppal, as part of the RheinVokal Festival.


Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
O Ecclesia

Anonymous (Cambrai manuscript)
Chorus innocentium

Pierre de Cambrai (13th century)
Cue nec apex (Responsorium from the Office of Elizabeth of Hungary)

Anonymous (Cambrai manuscript)
Aucuns vont souvent; Amor qui cor vulnerat; Kyrie eleison

Perotinus (1160-1230) / Hadewijch (?-1248)
Ay al es nu die winter cout

Beatrijs van Nazareth (1200-1268)
Propter nimiam caritatem (Antipon from the Nazareth Cloister, Brabant)

Hadewijch (?-1248) / Rogeret de Cambrai (13th Century)
Men mach den nuwen tijt

Anonymous (Cambrai manuscript)
Plus bele que flor; Quant revient et fuelle; L’autrier joer; Flos filius eius

Goswin de Bossut (c. 1179 – c. 1250)
Exaltent nomen Domini (from the Office of Marie d”Oignies)

Volek syrolm thudotion

Graindelavoix: Björn Schmelzer, Director

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