venerdì 16 marzo 2012

Abelard - Hymns and Sequences for Heloise

13 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 136Mb

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Peter Abelard (1079-1142) was one of the most famous scholars, poets, composers, and personalities of the era. Though a large volume of his writing survives, including many hymns, only a handful of his melodies have been reconstructed. In fact, until recently this handful was only two. Now there are a few more.

Mary Berry's expertise in the field of plainsong and medieval music, blended with the exquisite clarity of both the Schola Gregoriana and the Winchester Cathedral choristers, has produced a recording that is impressive and authentic. Aberlard was forced to end his passionate affair with his lover Heloise when her uncle castrated him, but a new profound relationship was formed as Abelard replaced his love songs with hymns and sequences for the Abbess Heloise of the Abbey of the Paraclete. The music gives us a glimpse of this story with it's often melancholy and yearning phrases. And yet we are also treated to a great variety of emotion by Abelard, ranging from the naive purity of "Mater Salvatoris" to the dramatic portrayal of Christ's death and resurrection in "Sponsus". Due to the fact that the liturgical manuscripts of this music were only relatively recently discovered, Abelard's music is little known and few if any other recording's exist. This seems a tragic shame as his musical and poetic talent offers a unique and attractive rendering of the medieval sound that so many have come to esteem. --Caroline Jellyman 1999


O quanta qualia (4 men)
Dolorum solatium (4 men)
Benedictine: Suscipe (4 men)
Mater salvatoris (3 women)
Ne derelinquas me (3 women)
Liturgical drama: Sponsus (children, 4 men)
Epithalamica (3 women)
Magnus salutis gaudium (3 women)
St. Bernard: Quam pium (3 men)
Cistercian: Fulcite me floribus (3 women)
Cistercian: Dum esset Rex (3 women)
De Profundis (4 men)
Lai: Samson dux fortissime (4 men)

Caroline Ashton, Ruth Holton
Olive Simpson, John Bowley
William Lee, Michael McCarthy
John Rowlands-Pritchard

Winchester Cathedral Choristers

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