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EGB - Les Premieres Polyphonies Francaises - Manuscrit du Puy [Virgin 7243 5 61940 2 1] {2001}

The Le Puy Manuscript: The office for New Year's Day at the Cathedral of Le Puy-en-Velay, 12th-16th centuries
Early French Polyphony: Eleventh-century organa and tropes

Ensemble Gilles Binchois / Dominique Vellard
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Genre: Classical | Style: Medieval, Sacred

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EGB - Les Premieres Polyphonies Francaises - Manuscrit du Puy [Virgin 7243 5 61940 2 1] {2001}



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CD Info:

Ensemble Gilles Binchois / Dominique Vellard - Le Manuscrit Du Puy / Les Premieres Polyphonies Francaises
Ensemble Gilles Binchois / Dominique Vellard - The Le Puy Manuscript: The office for New Year's Day at the Cathedral of Le Puy-en-Velay, 12th-16th centuries / Early French Polyphony: Eleventh-century organa and tropes

Label: Virgin Classical
Series: veritasx2
Catalog#: 7243 5 61940 2 1
Format: 2x CD, Album
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 2001 (1996, 1992)
Genre: Classical
Style: Medieval, Sacred

Tracklist:

CD 1:

01. Multifarie Olim (Alleluia - Organum) 3:14
02. Gaudeamus Hodie (Trope) - Puer Natus Est Nobis (Introitus) (Messe de la Nativité) 6:40
03. Viderunt Omnes (Graduale - Organum) (Messe de la Nativité) 3:45
04. Ecce Annuntio Vobis (Antiphona) (Messe de la Nativité) 1:16
05. Qui Es Sine Principio (Trope) - Tui Sunt Celi (Offertorium) (Messe de la Nativité) 2:21
06. Radix Iesse Virga (Trope) - Viderunt Omnes (Communio) (Messe de la Nativité) 1:52
07. O Si Gereus (Trope) - Statuit Ei Dominus (Introitus) (Messe pour un Martyr) 3:58
08. Posuisti Domine (Graduale - Organum) (Messe pour un Martyr) 4:43
09. Descendens Ab Etherei (Trope) - Ecce Advenit (Introitus) (Messe de l'Epiphanie) 6:56
10. Omnes de Saba (Graduale - Organum) (Messe de l'Epiphanie) 3:31
11. Paschale Carmen (Trope) - Resurrexi (Introitus) (Messe de Pâques) 5:48
12. Hæc Dies (Graduale) (Messe de Pâques) 3:27
13. Pascha Nostrum - Epulemur (Alleluia - Organum) (Messe de Pâques) 4:39
14. Ego Sum Alpha Et O (Antiphona) (Messe de Pâques) 3:51
15. Gaude Maria Virgo (Responsorium) - Inviolata (Prose - Organum) (Messe de la Circoncision) 3:53
16. Ibo Michi (Antiphona) (Messe de la Circoncision) 2:15
17. Petre, Amas Me? (Responsorium - Organum) (Messe de la Circoncision) 3:03
18. Symon Bariona (Prose) (Messe de la Circoncision) 1:55
19. Video Celos Apertos (Alleluia - Organum) (Messe de la Circoncision) 3:04

CD 2:

01. Exultantes In Partu Virginis 2:57
02. Deus In Adiutorium Meum Intende (Vêpres) 0:43
03. O Nazarene, Verbum Patris (Vêpres) 1:50
04. Salve Festa Dies (Vêpres) 0:32
05. Annus Novus In Gaudio (Vêpres) 5:17
06. O Admirabile Commercium - Dixit Dominus (Vêpres) 3:41
07. Iube, Domne, Benedicere - Verbum Caro Factum Est (Vêpres) 0:48
08. Stirps Iesse (Vêpres) 2:57
09. Veni Redemptor Gencium (Vêpres) 4:38
10. Viderunt Omnes Fines Terre (Vêpres) 0:22
11. Magnun Hereditatis Misterium - Magnificat (Vêpres) 4:10
12. Dominus Vobiscum - Oremus (Vêpres) 0:59
13. Benedicamus (Vêpres) 1:47
14. Princeps Ecclesie - Sit Nomen 1:50
15. Psallat Vox Ecclesie 3:07
16. Iube, Domme, Benedicere - Verbum Quod Erat 2:40
17. Nostri Festi Gaudium 2:43
18. Iube, Domne, Benedicere - Apparuit Benignitas 0:49
19. Hac In Die 3:46
20. Maria Autem Conservabat - Miserere Mei Deus 4:47
21. Kyrie Eleyson 2:11
22. Pater Noster Qui Es In Celis 1:53
23. Dispersit - Dominus Vobiscum - Oremus 1:15
24. Benedicamus Domino 1:06
25. Creatorem Creatura 2:02
26. Serpentis Amonicio 3:49
27. Revirescit 2:32

Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Emmanuel Bonnardot, Anne-Marie Lablaude, Brigitte Lesne, Lena-Susanne Norin, Anne Quentin, Catherine Schroeder, Gerd Türk, Dominique Vellard (CD1)
Jacques Bona, Emmanuel Bonnardot, Achim Schulz, Gerd Türk, Dominique Vellard, Willem de Waal (CD2)

Recording: Abbaye de Murbach, Alsace, France, 14-18 October 1994 (CD1);
Eglise de Saint-Seine l'Abbaye, Cote d'Or, France, June 1990 (CD2)

EGB - Les Premieres Polyphonies Francaises - Manuscrit du Puy [Virgin 7243 5 61940 2 1] {2001}


LE MANUSCRIT DU PUY

The Manuscrit du Puy opens a window upon the musical activities of the clergy of a great cathedral in central France between the twelfth and the sixteenth centuries. It was the sort of environment in which the future troubadour Peire Cardenal would have received his earliest musical training. This recording permits us to eavesdrop through the day on the joyful festivities indulged in on the Octave day of Christmas and to witness something of the development of these festivities over five centuries. The basic liturgy of the Divine Office is represented by such ancient and beautiful antiphons as 0 admirabilis cornmercium and Magnum hereditatis misterium, going back far beyond those later centuries to the definitions of the Council of Ephesus (431), and indeed, we are taken back further still, to the first half of the fourth century, with the hymn Veni redemptor gentium. But there were clearly talented poets and musicians among the clergy of Le Puy during this later period, to have composed the many delightful additions and embellishments recorded in the manuscript. The Precentor—was he perhaps one particular individual responsible for some of these celebratory items?—seems to have been the object of special acclaim, since the song Annus novus in gaudio, with its two-part refrain, is dedicated to him.

Numerous styles are shown, including traditional reading and collect tones and psalmody, but also strophic conductus with polyphonic refrains, Benedicamus tropes with a melody over a drone and other mildly innovatory material.

The approach to this music by the Gilles Binchois Ensemble is laid-back and straightforward — an attitude highly to be commended. There is no dramatization, no excessive dynamics, no attempt to liven things up by the introduction of instruments, no borrowing of techniques from other traditions. What they do attempt, successfully, to my mind, is to get right under the skin of these later Western medieval clerics and to reproduce what can be discovered of their voice production, pronunciation, pitch, tempo and so on, so as to make the whole thing sound natural and unselfconscious. The vocal quality has that characteristic slightly rough and rather nasal clerical timbre (which Chaucer had noted about the voice of Madame Eglantyne), and any occasional ornamentation, such as repercussion, is executed with the utmost subtlety: indeed, Dominque Vellard is eminently the model to follow in this respect. The note-against-note harmonic sections have a remarkably good vocal blend, reminiscent of viols. In general the recorded quality is good, except for the psalmody, which tends to sound too boxed in and needs more space.

— Gramophone [5/1993]

LES PREMIÈRES POLYPHONIES FRANÇAISES

One of musicology's most exciting achievements in recent years is the transcription of the earliest polyphony. The oldest manuscripts were in fact destroyed during the Second World War and survive only in photographs; and what they contain are the merest scratches in tiny writing to indicate the pitches — certainly not the stave-notation of later years, and not even heightened neumes. To interpret them involves the minutest examination of the available sources taken along with the theoretical statements and a careful application of musical common sense. Now at last we begin to have plausible reconstructions of this music, near the very roots of the polyphonic tradition that essentially separates western music from that of the rest of the world. In this search Wulf Arlt has been a leader; and it is his transcriptions that are used on this recording.

The results are wonderful: Dominique Vellard and Emmanuel Bonnardot have been performing some of the earliest polyphony for many years now; together with Gerd Tiirk, they sing it as though they had known it all their lives. It is not easy: much of the music is in parallel fourths, a very hard interval to sing accurately, particularly when the lines must resolve on a unison. And it may be that the rich acoustic of the Abbey at Murbach helps them cover up some of the difficulties; but the sound is glorious, a powerful witness to the vitality of this first polyphonic music.

Alongside this, the women of the Gilles Binchois Ensemble sing a fine selection of early troped Mass music to show the 'other' new music of the time. Again, this is beautifully done; the contrast between the men and the women matches the contrast between these two kinds of music. Listen to it if you can: the disc deserves to become a classic.

— Gramophone [12/1996]arkivmusic
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