Llibre Vermell de Montserrat

Red Book of Montserrat

2 CD + DVD - Alia Vox AVSA9919
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Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall
original title: Llibre Vermell de Montserrat

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  • Jordi Savall had every historical, geographical and emotional reason to pay a well deserved tribute to one of the most famous manuscripts of ancient music. The 'Llibre Vermell de Montserrat' is a collection of devotional texts containing late medieval songs and dances. The 14th-century manuscript was compiled in and is still located at the monastery of Montserrat outside Barcelona in Catalonia (Spain). The title describes the red binding in which the collection was placed in the 19th century. The songs were written in Catalan, in Occitan and in Latin for the pilgrims to have something appropriately «chaste and pious» to sing and dance. In this beautiful live recording made at the Santa Maria del Pi church in Barcelona, the colorful succession of songs and dances offers us a pleasant trip to the heart of the medieval music.

    1. O Virgo splendens (monodic) 2’11
    2. O Virgo splendens (canon a 2 i a 3) 2’21
    3. Improvisació arpa 1’27
    4. Stella splendens 7’08
    5. Improvisació duduk 0’51
    6. Laudemus Virginem 2’46
    7. Improvisació santur 0’44
    8. Los set gotxs 6’25
    9. Improvisació duduk & flauta 0’57
    10. Splendens ceptigera 2’38
    11. Improvisació cistre 1’30
    12. Polorum regina 6’58
    13. Improvisació rebab i arpa 0’46
    14. Cuncti simus concanentes 4’21
    15. Improvisació llaüt 0’53
    16. Mariam matrem Virginem 8’09
    17. Improvisació viella 1’17
    18. Imperayritz de la ciutat joyosa 5’14
    19. Improvisació cornamusa & xeremia 0’50
    20. Ad mortem festinamus 5’21
    21. O Virgo splendens (canon a 3 & monodic) 4’39
    22. Quant ai lo mont consirat (Bonus track) 4’07
  • Hespèrion XXI
    La Capella Reial de Catalunya
    Jordi Savall

    Hespèrion XXI
    La Capella Reial de Catalunya
    Jordi Savall [rabec, rebab, viella & direcció]

    Recorded live in Barcelona
    (Church Santa Maria del Pi )
    November 25th, 2013
  • 2 CD + DVD - 1h 13mn 45s
    upc/ean. 8435408099196
    ref. AVSA9919
    release date. 2016-12-09

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