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The Early Garden

Two hours of browsing through early music. Early music from monasteries, by nuns and monks.

Music by Hildegard von Bingen, Abelardus (on the left in the picture) and 14th-century Monnik van Salzburg, but also by Lodovico Grossi da Viadana and Adriano Banchieri, both of whom are monks. Furthermore, music by two 17th-century nuns.
Abelard (1079-1142).
1. O quanta qualia.
Theatre of Voices, Pro Arte Singers led by Paul Hillier
(Harmonia Mundi 907209)
Hildegard van Bingen (1098-1179).
2. O frondens Virga.
3. O quam mirabilis.
4. O vis eternitatis.
Ensemble für frühe Musik Augsburg.
(Christophorus CHR 77314)
Anonymous (13th-14th century).
5. Ave virgo Maria.
6. Nos dignare te laudare.
Ensemble Cantilena Antiqua led by Stefano Albarello.
(Symphonia SY 95141)
Monnik van Salzburg (14th century).
7. Das Kühhorn.
8. Nachthorn.
Bären Gässlin, singing voice, instruments.
(Plane 88952)
Lodovico Viadana (1560-1627).
9. Officium Defunctorum.
Cappella Musicale di Viadana, Vocale Consortium led by Giovanni Battista Columbro.
(Tactus TC 562201)
Adriano Banchieri (1568-1634).
10. Il zabaione musicale.
Coro della Radio Svizzera Lugano, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca led by Diego Fasolis.
(Naxos 8.553785)
11. Caterina Assandra (ca.1590-ca.1618).
Duo Seraphim. Cappella Artemisia led by Candace Smith.
(Tactus TC 600003)
Maria Xaveria Perucona (1652-1699).
12. Gaude plaude.
Cappella Artemisia led by Candace Smith.
(Tactus TC 600003)

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