Ancient practice: Mozarabic liturgy reconstructed

tue 30 jul 2019

Lost Music reconstructed: Mozarabic songs in Concertzender Live
In Concertzender Live on Friday 9th August 2019 we’re broadcasting two recent recordings from the Dutch Gregorian Festival 2019. The 7th edition took place last June in Den Bosch . On 16th June the Concertzender recorded the concerts by Gregoriana Amsterdam and from Ensemble Cantores Sancti Gregorii.


During the concert by Gregoriana Amsterdam led by Geert Maessen lost Mozarabic songs were played, reconstructed together with Darrell Conklin from San Sebastian. In the early Middle Ages there were different liturgical-musical traditions in Christian Europe. From Karolingian times these traditions were gradually replaced by the Roman rituals with its Gregorian chant. At the end of the 11th century the Mozarabic ritual was abandoned, which had become the norm in Iberia and the South of France.

Both Gregoriana Amsterdam and mathematician Darrell Conklin have developed a method to generate melodies from the lost songs of the Mozarabic ritual. The songs in this concert were all generated by Darrell Conklin, borrowed from the early 10th century antiphony of León. Ensemble Cantores Sancti Gregorii led by Ján Janovcík plays an evensong service with music from the Alamire-codex according to the liturgical requirements as usual with the Zwanenbroeders. On the programme there’s a reconstruction of a 16th century votive mass for Maria, the ‘Feria Quarta in Comemoratione Beate Marie Virginis’.

Friday 9th August 2019, 14.00 – 16.00
Tuesday 13th August 2019, 14.00 – 16.00

Link: https://www.concertzender.nl/programma/concertzender_live_518833/