Gregorian Festival in Concertzender Live

thu 8 aug 2019
Theme: Early Music

In Concertzender Live on Friday 9th August we’re broadcasting two recent recordings from the Dutch Gregorian Festival 2019. They are recordings of the concerts by Gregoriana Amsterdam and by Ensemble Cantores Sancti Gregorii, which the Concertzender made on 16th June.

In the concert by Gregoriana Amsterdam led by Geert Maessen lost Mozarabic chants, created together with Darrell Conklin from San Sebastian.
In the early Middle Ages there were a number of different liturgical traditions in Christian Europe. From Karolingian times these traditions were gradually replaced by the Catholic ritual with its Gregorian chants. At the end of the 11th century the Mozarabic ritual was abolished, which had become the norm in Iberia and Southern France.

Together Gregoriana Amsterdam and mathematician Darrell Conklin have devised a method to generate melodies for the lost chants of the Mozarabic ritual. The chants in the concert were all generated by Darrell Conklin, borrowed from the 10th century antiphony of León.

Votive Mass for Maria
Ensemble Cantores Sancti Gregorii led by Ján Janovcík performs a vesper service with music from the Alamire-codex according to the liturgical instructions 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


Here’s the playlist in the guide.