Polyphonies Oubliees (Lost polyphony) | Aparte AP097

Polyphonies Oubliees (Lost polyphony)


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Label: Aparte

Cat No: AP097

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 9th February 2015



Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Maitrise de Toulouse


Dominique Vellard


Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Maitrise de Toulouse


Dominique Vellard


From the Middle Ages to the 19th century, plainchant was sung polyphonically all over Europe in a great variety of ways. It is no exaggeration to say that for centuries it epitomised the sound of church music for congregations.

Faux-bourdon was a means of solemnising the Divine Office by embellishing the plainchant melody. This double CD featuring Dominique Vellard and the Ensemble Gilles Binchois is the result of four years’ work – four years during which several thousand manuscript and printed examples were identified. It offers a selection of this music that reflects the variety and diversity of four centuries of French polyphonic plainchant.

Dominique Vellard has been the inspirational driving force behind the Ensemble Gilles Binchois – more than three decades of research and performance that have led to the creation of some essential recordings in the field of medieval and early Renaissance music.

CD 1 (16th-17th Century)
- Ave consurgens aurora (versus)
- Lumen ad revelationem (antienne)
- Nunc dimittis (cantique de Siméon)
- Credo in unum Deum, Mater regis angelorum (versus)
- Nunc dimittis / Ayn apolis / Magnum, nomen Domini (cantique de Siméon)
- Litaniæ B Mariae Virginis (Litanies)
- Miserere (psaume 50)
- Creator omnium (versus)
- Claudin de SERMISY: Magnificat du 6e ton
- Laudate pueri (psaume 112)
- Jean de BOURNONVILLE: Ave regina coelorum (antienne)
- In exitu Israel (psaume 113)
- Laudate Dominum du 3e ton (psaume 116)
- CHARPENTIER: De profundis (psaume 129)

CD 2 (18th-19th Century)
- Pange lingua (hymne)
- Dixit Dominus (psaume 109)
- Ave maris stella (hymne)
- Alleluia, O filii et filiæ
- Ave maris stella (hymne)
- Kyrie de la Messe des morts
- Dies iræ (séquence)
- Omne quod dat mihi (antienne)
- Magnificat du 7e ton
- François-Louis PERNE: Kyrie de la messe des solennels mineurs
- Ave verum corpus (séquence)
- Ut queant laxis (hymne)
- Inviolata (séquence)
- Aloys KINC: Adoremus in æternum (antienne)

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