Concerts from around the country, recorded by Concertzender
Live recordings of concerts of early music. Today, two new recordings made in this year, 2020! The concerts: ‘Duizendjarig zingen’ (a thousand years of singing) by Ensemble Hermes conducted by Jeroen Spitteler, and the opening concert ‘Den Bosch Choirbooks’ (graduals) by Cappella Pratensis.
A) Ensemble Hermes: Duizendjarig zingen
The singers of Ensemble Hermes conducted by Jeroen Spitteler let us hear what Hildegard von Bingen, medieval composer and mystic, Orlando di Lasso, the master of late polyphony, and the present-day American composer David Lang have in common.
What they have in common is an uninterrupted tradition of refined voices, ingeniously brought together, and connected by an ancient and ingrained longing to sing together.
Further, we hear the premiere of the latest work of the artistic director, Jeroen Spitteler: Threni, a composition based on the Lamentations of Jeremiah, and in the tradition of Lamentations of many composers before him.
Ell libre vermell de Montserrat (14th century)
1. O Virgo splendens
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
2. O Virgo splendens
Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377)
3. Agnus Dei uit Messe de Notre Dame
David Lang (1957)
4. I Lie
Adriaen Willaert (ca 1490-1562)
5. Virgo gloriosa
Jeroen Spitteler (1970)
6. Threni (premiere)
Orlando di Lasso (ca 1532-1594)
7. Lectio septima, ex propheta Hiob
8. Oh Graveyard
Hildegard von Bingen
9. Ave Generosa
Ensemble Hermes conducted by Jeroen Spitteler
Recordings: 2 October 2020, Pieterskerk, Utrecht
Production and technical engineer: Wijnand de Groot
B) Cappella Pratensis: Opening concert Bossche Koorboeken
On Wednesday 4 March 2020, was the start of a grand five-year project (2020-2024) which opens up completely the choir books (graduals) of Den Bosch to the audience, in sounds and pictures.
The Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap (Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady) in ‘s Hertogenbosch houses an incredible treasure: a collection of perfect graduals from the period of 1450 to 1600, nine of which with wonderful many-voiced (polyphone) music.
In the concert we hear a selection of work from the gradual which is treated in 2020 (154/72B), and a random selection from the entire collection.
10. Processional: Salve sancta parens
Pierre de la Rue (ca 1452-1518)
11. From Missa Cum jocunditate:
Lupus Hellinck (1492/3-1541)
12. From Missa Mater patris et filia:
Jean Mouton (ca 1459-1522)
13. Tua est potentia
14. From Missa Tua est potentia:
– Agnus Dei
15. Vespers psalm Dixit dominus with antiphon Oculi tui
16. Magnificat-antiphon Tota pulchra est
Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510/15-1555/6)
17. Ego flos campi
Cappella Pratensis conducted by Straton Bull, singing master
Recordings: 4 March 2020, Grote Kerk, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Production and technical engineer: Kees van de Wiel
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1650)
18. Concerto for 2 Oboes, Bassoon, Strings and B.C. after BWV 42 and BWV 249a
Holland Baroque Society conducted by Yukiko Marakami
Recordings: 11 January 2013, Leeuwenbergh Vredenburg, Utrecht
Technical engineer: Wijnand de Groot. Production: Geeske Coebergh