[CD] Fragmenta Tungrensia release

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Naar aanleiding van de opening van het Teseum in Tongeren heeft Psallentes een nieuw cd’tje klaar: de Fragmenta Tungrensia. Nu al te koop in de museumshop aldaar, en later deze maand ook in ‘de betere cd-winkel’. Verdeling [PIAS] Holland / harmonia mundi. Met speciale dank aan Kris Thielemans voor weer een prachtig ontwerp.

[NL] Het Teseum in Tongeren toont vele kerkschatten, waaronder laatmiddeleeuwse gregoriaanse manuscripten. Uit deze prachtige bronnen selecteerde Psallentes een reeks pareltjes: gregoriaans uit de liturgie van de grote dagen — zoals Kerstmis of Pasen — en gregoriaans met een meer lokale kleur — zoals de gezangen voor heiligen als Maternus en Servatius. Zo biedt deze opname een mooi beeld van de rijkdom van de Tongerse liturgie in de veertiende en vijftiende eeuw.

[FR] Parmi les nombreux trésors du Teseum de Tongres figurent des manuscrits grégoriens du Bas Moyen Âge, qui sont autant de sources sublimes où Psallentes a pu puiser de véritables perles : des chants grégoriens issus de la liturgie des grandes célébrations comme Pâques et Noël, mais aussi des chants ayant une couleur plus locale, tels que ceux dédiés à Saint-Materne et Saint-Servais. Cet enregistrement illustre donc avec brio la richesse de la liturgie de Tongres aux XIVe et XVe siècles.

[ENG] The Teseum in Tongeren contains many ecclesiastical treasures, including late mediaeval plainchant manuscripts. From these beautiful sources, Psallentes has chosen a series of real gems: chant from the liturgy for the great feasts — such as Christmas and Easter— and chant with a more local colour — such as the hymns for saints such as Maternus and Servatius. This recording thus offers a fine image of the richness of the liturgy in Tongeren in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

[D] Das Teseum in Tongeren präsentiert zahlreiche Kirchenschätze, zu denen auch spätmittelalterliche gregorianische Manuskripte gehören. Aus diesen prachtvollen Quellen wählte Psallentes einige Juwelen aus: Gregorianik für die Hochfeste – beispielsweise Weihnachten oder Ostern – sowie Gregorianik mit eher lokalem Kontext – wie beispielsweise die Gesänge der Heiligen Maternus und Servatius. So verschafft uns diese Aufnahme ein gutes Bild von dem Reichtum der Liturgie im Tongeren des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts.

Abbé Liszt (forthcoming)

[ENG] From Franz Liszt, ‘Der 137. Psalm’. Joris Verdin (harmonium) & Psallentes (choir), with Françoise Masset (soprano), Guido De Neve (violin), Aurelie Viegas (harp). Conducted by Hendrik Vanden Abeele. Recorded and edited by Harry De Winde and Hendrik Vanden Abeele. Double cd expected spring 2016 with Le Bricoleur.

Fragmenta Tungrensia voorbereiden

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Psallentes repeteert dezer dagen aan het repertoire van een nieuwe cd, met gregoriaans uit veertiende-eeuwse en vijftiende-eeuwse Tongerse manuscripten (vandaar de titel: Fragmenta Tungrensia, of Fragmenten uit Tongeren). De opnames gebeuren over enkele weken in Wallonië, maar vorige week en deze week zijn we ter voorbereiding te gast in het Huis van de Polyfonie te Leuven. Prachtige en inspirerende plek om te repeteren. De mannen van dienst voor dit project (van links naar rechts): Hendrik Vanden Abeele, Adriaan De Koster, Conor Biggs, Pieter Coene, Philippe Souvagie, Paul Schils en Gunter Claessens.

Foto Michaela Defever, Alamire Foundation.

[PRESS] Transfigurationis @ Amazon

Missa Transfigurationis Amazon

Op Amazon verscheen een tijd geleden een mooie bespreking van onze CD Missa Transfigurationis.

“Our enjoyment of this superb Mass setting is further enhanced by the opportunity to hear the model motet but also, more crucially, by the splendid performance from the eight-voice Psallentes vocal ensemble under the outstanding direction of Hendrik Vanden Abeele. Singing with two voices per part, namely three countertenors, tenor, baritone and three basses, they produce a rich, full, beautifully balanced sound, delivered in splendidly expressive style and spirit. Listeners who sometimes complain about overemphasis of the higher voices in renaissance music will certainly find nothing to worry them here.”

Lees de hele bespreking hier.

Machaut Kyrie 1 / GB-Cccc Tenor

Guillaume de Machaut (aka Machault) (c1300-1377)
Messe de Notre Dame
Kyrie I

Singers: Rozelien Nys, Jonathan De Ceuster, Paul Schils (triplum); Michiel Haspeslagh, Gunter Claessens, Adriaan De Koster (motetus); Philippe Souvagie, Hendrik Vanden Abeele (tenor); Paul Mertens, Pieter Stas, Sander Le Roy (contra-tenor).

This movie is part of a series of movies where Psallentes sings Machaut’s Kyrie I. In related movies, each of the four voices can be followed in detail through different manuscripts. The audio is always the same. (More to come soon.)

GB-Cccc stands for Great Britain, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College. This library has this Machaut manuscript on loan, it is actually better known as the Ferrell-Vogüé manuscript, which is in the private collection of James E. and Elizabeth J. Ferrell. A facsimile edition has been planned (http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/about-us/…). It is a beautiful manuscript from the fourteenth century, and it may have been made for (or was at least in the collection of) the Count of Foix. Consulted via http://www.diamm.ac.uk (where you can take a look at the whole manuscript).

Machaut Kyrie 1 / GB-Cccc Motetus

Guillaume de Machaut (aka Machault) (c1300-1377)
Messe de Notre Dame
Kyrie I

Singers: Rozelien Nys, Jonathan De Ceuster, Paul Schils (triplum); Michiel Haspeslagh, Gunter Claessens, Adriaan De Koster (motetus); Philippe Souvagie, Hendrik Vanden Abeele (tenor); Paul Mertens, Pieter Stas, Sander Le Roy (contra-tenor).

This movie is part of a series of movies where Psallentes sings Machaut’s Kyrie I. In related movies, each of the four voices can be followed in detail through different manuscripts. The audio is always the same. (More to come soon.)

GB-Cccc stands for Great Britain, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College. This library has this Machaut manuscript on loan, it is actually better known as the Ferrell-Vogüé manuscript, which is in the private collection of James E. and Elizabeth J. Ferrell. A facsimile edition has been planned (http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/about-us/…). It is a beautiful manuscript from the fourteenth century, and it may have been made for (or was at least in the collection of) the Count of Foix. Consulted via http://www.diamm.ac.uk (where you can take a look at the whole manuscript).

Machaut Kyrie 1 / GB-Cccc Triplum

Guillaume de Machaut (aka Machault) (c1300-1377)
Messe de Notre Dame
Kyrie I

Singers: Rozelien Nys, Jonathan De Ceuster, Paul Schils (triplum); Michiel Haspeslagh, Gunter Claessens, Adriaan De Koster (motetus); Philippe Souvagie, Hendrik Vanden Abeele (tenor); Paul Mertens, Pieter Stas, Sander Le Roy (contra-tenor).

This movie is part of a series of movies where Psallentes sings Machaut’s Kyrie I. In related movies, each of the four voices can be followed in detail through different manuscripts. The audio is always the same. (More to come soon.)

GB-Cccc stands for Great Britain, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College. This library has this Machaut manuscript on loan, it is actually better known as the Ferrell-Vogüé manuscript, which is in the private collection of James E. and Elizabeth J. Ferrell. A facsimile edition has been planned (http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/about-us/…). It is a beautiful manuscript from the fourteenth century, and it may have been made for (or was at least in the collection of) the Count of Foix. Consulted via http://www.diamm.ac.uk (where you can take a look at the whole manuscript).

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Leuven, 12 december 2015, Parijsstraat, Foto Hendrik Vanden Abeele

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