[°°] Magna vox, Etienne de Liège

 

An antiphon for the Lambertus vespers, and a famous piece of music in Liège. With the voices of Conor Biggs, Peter Maus, Philippe Souvagie, Govaart Haché, Adriaan De Koster, Paul Schils, Sander Le Roy, Pieter Coene and Hendrik Vanden Abeele (artistic direction).

The antiphon is part of the office for Lambertus, as made by Etienne de Liège.

The manuscript used is Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Ms. 406. The antiphon is on folio 171r and 171v.

Forthcoming album ‘Lambertus’ Le Bricoleur LBCD/02 (March 2012)

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[°°] Tenebrae movie ‘Zelus domus’ – Fribourg, Bibliothèque des Cordeliers, 2, f98v

Chant group Psallentes performs Zelus domus, an antiphon for the Tenebrae matins. With the voices of Peter Maus, Philippe Souvagie, Govaart Haché, Adriaan De Koster, Paul Schils, Sander Le Roy, Pieter Coene and Hendrik Vanden Abeele (artistic direction).

The manuscript used is a late thirteenth- or early fourteenth-century Franciscan Antiphoner. Fribourg, Bibliothèque des Cordeliers, 2. The antiphon is on folio 98v. The whole of the manuscript is online: http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch. Check it out!

Forthcoming album ‘Tenebrae’ Le Bricoleur LBCD/04 (March 2012)
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[°°] O sacrum convivium [Beghinae — LBCD/01] [Live performance]

The antiphon O sacrum convivium, from a sixteenth century Turnhout processionale (Flanders, ca. 1550).

Chant group Psallentes♀, directed by Hendrik Vanden Abeele.
Singers are Sarah Abrams, Helen Cassano, Lieselot De Wilde, Rozelien Nys, Rein Van Bree, Kerlijne Van Nevel and Veerle Van Roosbroeck.

Live recording of de Begijntjesprocessie [the procession of the Beguines], 19th of October 2008 in the Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium (www.30cc.be).
Thanks to Rein Van Bree for the minidisc-recording.

More information on the musical patrimony of Flemish Beguinages in the book edited by Pieter Mannaerts: Beghinae in cantu instructae, Brepols publishers, 2008.

Check out the CD Beghinae at Le Bricoleur

[°°] O sancta mater Begga [Beghinae — LBCD/01]

The antiphon O Sancta Mater Begga, evoking Saint Begga, from an Antwerp manuscript dd. 1663.

Chant group Psallentes♀, directed by Hendrik Vanden Abeele.
Singers are Sarah Abrams, Helen Cassano, Lieselot De Wilde, Rozelien Nys, Rein Van Bree, Kerlijne Van Nevel and Veerle Van Roosbroeck.

Live recording of de Begijntjesprocessie [the procession of the Beguines], 19th of October 2008 in the Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium (www.30cc.be).
Thanks to Rein Van Bree for the minidisc-recording.

More information on the musical patrimony of Flemish Beguinages in the book edited by Pieter Mannaerts: Beghinae in cantu instructae, Brepols publishers, 2008.

Check out the CD Beghinae at Le Bricoleur

[°°] O fundatrix begginarum [Beghinae – LBCD/01]

The antiphon O fundatrix begginarum, evoking Saint Begga, from an Antwerp manuscript dd. 1663.

Chant group Psallentes♀, directed by Hendrik Vanden Abeele.
Singers are Sarah Abrams, Helen Cassano, Lieselot De Wilde, Rozelien Nys, Rein Van Bree, Kerlijne Van Nevel and Veerle Van Roosbroeck.

Live recording of de Begijntjesprocessie [the procession of the Beguines], 19th of October 2008 in the Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium (www.30cc.be).
Thanks to Rein Van Bree for the minidisc-recording.

More information on the musical patrimony of Flemish Beguinages in the book edited by Pieter Mannaerts: Beghinae in cantu instructae, Brepols publishers, 2008.

Check out the cd ‘Beghinae’ at Le Bricoleur

[°°] Verax est Pater [Etienne de Liège — RIC 249]

Chant group Psallentes consists of six professional singers, presenting a vivid performance of fifteenth century chant. Here you can listen to the antiphon ‘Verax est pater’ while watching the same in the original manuscript (B-Gu 15/1: an antiphoner from the Abbey of Bavo in Ghent, 1481). This is from the cd ‘Etienne de Liège – In festo sanctissimae Trinitatis’ RIC 249.

Chant group Psallentes was founded by Hendrik Vanden Abeele in 2000, with the aim to explore the performance practice and the repertoire of late medieval plainsong.

[°°] Laus et Perhennis [Etienne de Liège — RIC 249]

Chant group Psallentes consists of six professional singers, presenting a vivid performance of fifteenth century chant. Here you can listen to the antiphon ‘Laus et perhennis’ while watching the same in the original manuscript (B-Gu 15/1: an antiphoner from the Abbey of Bavo in Ghent, 1481). This is from the cd ‘Etienne de Liège – In festo sanctissimae Trinitatis’ RIC 249.

Chant group Psallentes was founded by Hendrik Vanden Abeele in 2000, with the aim to explore the performance practice and the repertoire of late medieval plainsong.
Recorded at Carolus Borromeus church, Antwerp, Belgium.

[°°] Caritas Pater est II [Etienne de Liège — RIC 249]

This is the gregorian chant antiphon ‘Caritas Pater est’. Listen to it while watching the same in the original manuscript (B-Gu Ms15/1), which is a late fifteenth century antiphoner from Ghent, Belgium. There is also some footage of chant group Psallentes (founded and directed by Hendrik Vanden Abeele) preparing for a photoshoot at Park Abdij, Heverlee. The bearded singer is Conor Biggs. Other singers on show are Lieven Deroo, Philippe Souvagie and Paul Schils.

[°°] Ex quo omnia II [Etienne de Liège — RIC 249]

Chant group Psallentes consists of six professional singers, presenting a vivid performance of fifteenth century chant. Here you can listen to the antiphon ‘Ex quo omnia’ (in an alternative version) while watching the same in the original manuscript (B-Gu 15/1: an antiphoner from the Abbey of Bavo in Ghent, 1481). This is from the cd ‘Etienne de Liège – In festo sanctissimae Trinitatis’ RIC 249. Buy the cd at http://www.ricercar.be – other discs available as well. Check it out!

[°°] Te invocamus [Etienne de Liège – RIC249]

Chant group Psallentes consists of six professional singers, presenting a vivid performance of fifteenth century chant. Here you can listen to the antiphon ‘Te invocamus’ while watching the same in the original manuscript (B-Gu 15/1: an antiphoner from the Abbey of Bavo in Ghent, 1481). There is a small element of kitsch involved as well – why not. This is from the cd ‘Etienne de Liège – In festo sanctissimae Trinitatis’ RIC 249. Buy the cd at http://www.ricercar.be

[°°] Gratias tibi [Conor Biggs]

Chant group Psallentes consists of six professional singers, presenting a vivid performance of fifteenth century chant. Here you can listen to the antiphon ‘Gratias tibi deus’ while watching the same in the original manuscript (B-Gu 15/1: an antiphoner from the Abbey of Bavo in Ghent, 1481). This version is sung solo, by Conor Biggs. This is from the cd ‘Etienne de Liège – In festo sanctissimae Trinitatis’ RIC 249. Buy the cd at http://www.ricercar.be

[°°] Ex quo omnia [Etienne de Liège — RIC 249

Chant group Psallentes consists of six professional singers, presenting a vivid performance of fifteenth century chant. Here you can listen to the antiphon ‘Ex quo omnia’ while watching the same in the original manuscript (B-Gu 15/1: an antiphoner from the Abbey of Bavo in Ghent, 1481).

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