Chant group Psallentes rehearsing a recording of ‘Benedicamus Domino’ in Park Abbey, Heverlee, Belgium. The director with the somewhat silly movements is Hendrik Vanden Abeele, the singers with their somewhat/sometimes silly faces are (from left to right) Paul Schils, Philippe Souvagie, Lieven Deroo and Conor Biggs.
This is part of the gregorian chant prosa ‘Ave Maria’. Listen while watching the same in the original manuscript (E-Bc 911, which is a cantorale from Girona). This is from the cd ‘Llibre Vermell de Montserrat’ RIC 260. Buy the cd at http://www.ricercar.be – other discs available as well. Check it out!
Psallentes. Chant professionals since 2000. Founded and directed by Hendrik Vanden Abeele
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