01•05•2013 Psallentes 14h30 on Mezzo TV

Psallentes - Hendrik Vanden Abeele

[ENG] Hi, a televised concert of ours is on show tomorrow Wednesday 1 May 2013 at 2.30 pm, on Mezzo TV. It is the ‘Beghinae’-programme, as sung in Valencia. Enjoy watching!

[NL] Hallo, een ‘geteleviseerd’ concert van ons is te zien op Mezzo TV, morgen woensdag 1 mei 2013 om 14u30. Het gaat om het Beghinae-programma, zoals we het zongen te Valencia. Geniet ervan!

Photo credit: Marcel Van Coile 2012 te Alden Biesen. Op de foto van links naar rechts: An Van Laethem, Amélie Renglet, Pieter Coene (ontwerper), Veerle Van Roosbroeck, Els Van Laethem. Dit is een foto van de productie CLOISTERED – achter de schermen.

[°°] Machaut Messe de Notre Dame Ite missa est / F-Pn 22546

These movies are part of a series of 25 movies where Psallentes sings Machaut’s Ite missa est and Deo gracias from five different sources. In an introductory movie the manuscript page as a whole is on show (2.0). In related movies, each of the four voices can be followed in detail (2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4). The audio is always the same.

F-Pn 22546 is a fourteenth century manuscript containing poetry and music by Guillaume de Machaut. It also contains a version of Machaut’s Mass. In this Ite missa est, the four voices have been written out on the same page. The staffs with the music to be sung by the motetus are damaged. Consulted via Gallica.

Lezing-recital Machaut een succes

Visitors at lecture-recital Psallentes and Hendrik Vanden Abeele

[NL] Maandag 4 februari 2013, Huis van de Polyfonie, Heverlee. Het kader kon alvast niet stuk: het Huis is gevestigd in het eerste poorthuis van de Abdij van Park. Een unieke locatie, mooi gerestaureerd, en voorzien van een prachtige en inspirerende zaal. Daar heeft Hendrik Vanden Abeele, geruggesteund door zijn ensemble Psallentes, een publiek van oude-muziek-liefhebbers in woord en daad de beroemde mis van Guillaume de Machault toegelicht. Een mooie voormiddag. Hierbij een paar sfeerbeelden (waarschuwing: pauze-foto’s).

[ENG] Here are some (coffee-break) pictures taken at the lecture-recital given by Hendrik Vanden Abeele and Psallentes. The focus was on Machault’s Messe de Notre Dame.

Ci commence la messe de Notre Dame - Psallentes lecture-recital - Hendrik Vanden Abeele

Adriaan at Psallentes lecture-recital Machault Messe de Notre Dame Jonathan De Ceuster at lecture-recital Machault Messe de Notre Dame Hendrik Vanden Abeele Psallentes Paul and Philippe Coffeebreak at lecture recital Psallentes and Hendrik Vanden Abeele Sander Teabreak at lecture-recital Psallentes Hendrik Vanden Abeele

Psallentes @ Gdynia – some pictures

Psallentes visited the XVth Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Muzyki Sakralnej at Gdynia, Poland. Nine pictures give a only vague impression of a very nice project, singing wonderful chant at an impressive location in front of a very attentive public. Gdynia, we will return!

Llibre Vermell de Montserrat with Zefiro Torna and Psallentes: some pictures

April 2012 saw the première of a new production, a co-operation between the ensembles Zefiro Torna and Psallentes. We revisited the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat in an intimate setting, very unlike almost all other productions singing and playing from the fourteenth-century book of pilgrims. Here are six pictures of that event. The production is for sale: probably one of the most affordable live versions of the Llibre Vermell. 🙂

Photographs by Marc Samyn

Touring the Netherlands March/April 2012 (part 3 Bloemendaal & ‘s Hertogenbosch)

The Tenebrae-tour of the Netherlands has been concluded with two concerts (saturday and sunday) in Bloemendaal (that’s to the left of Amsterdam) and ‘s Hertogenbosch. We have been happy with two very contrasting as well as intimate and abundantly historical settings. A cosy, seventeenth-century Protestant church, and a former synagogue. Wonderful!

[°°] Cordis ac vocis [Beghinae — LBCD/01]

Chant Group Psallentes♀ sings the responsory Cordis ac vocis (fragment)

These are the ‘beguines’ singing: Sarah Abrams, Soetkin Baptist, Katelijne Boon, Rozelien Nys, Marina Smolders, Barbara Somers, Rein Van Bree, Kerlijne Van Nevel, Veerle Van Roosbroeck. Artistic director Hendrik Vanden Abeele.

Artwork by naive artist Hilde Vertommen.

The full cd ‘Beghinae’ is available through Le Bricoleur

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