Cohors Leta Ducat Chorum | Herald HAVP387

Cohors Leta Ducat Chorum

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Label: Herald

Cat No: HAVP387

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 20th January 2014

Contents

Artists

Women Cantors & Choir of the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge
Bristol University Schola Cantorum

Artists

Women Cantors & Choir of the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge
Bristol University Schola Cantorum

About

Music in honour of the Blessed Virgin from the mediaeval convents of Fontevraud and Las Huelgas.

Standing in one of Europe’s medieval churches, one often wonders what music sounded and resounded there, seven, eight, nine centuries ago, or even earlier. Gregorian chant, in one of its many local forms, would be the simple answer. But a number of exceptional manuscripts have survived, which show how in some places, alongside the universal practice, special chants and polyphonic pieces might heighten the solemnity of the great festival days of the church year.

Two of these manuscripts have inspired our programme, music books from two of the most remarkable churches of medieval Europe - Fontevraud just south of the Loire between Tours and Angers in northwest France and Las Huelgas near Burgos in northern Spain.

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