The Legend of Victor and Corona in Medieval Codices | Tactus TC220002

The Legend of Victor and Corona in Medieval Codices


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Label: Tactus

Cat No: TC220002

Barcode: 8007194107555

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 5th November 2021



InUnum Ensemble


InUnum Ensemble


The recording of “La Leggenda di Vittore e Corona” focuses on themusical-liturgical repertoire that the ancient Venetian medieval tradition named after the two proto-martyrs. The source (Antifonario Marciano, Archivio di Stato di Venezia, 14th century) sings in the form of the minor liturgy of the Vespers the different moments of the Passio involving Vittore until he joined Corona in the martyrdom, reaching eternal glory. Far from representing only a local cult, the legend of Vittore and Corona is fully part of the history of Christianity and, in particular, of the defenceless yet determined struggle for the freedom of faith, thought and conscience. The style between the Gregorian and the Aquileian rite of the Marcian vespers (first performance in modern times) is very well accompanied by that of the polyphonic pieces taken from European codices of the same period, underlining the salient moments of the legend; the original alternation of the voices and medieval instruments between concordant monody and polyphonic dialogue connotes the performance of the InUnum Ensemble enhancing the narrative.

1. [Vittore soldato martire]
Hic est vere martyr | Adoremus Christum | Beatus Victor dixit | Sebastianus dixit […] Unde sacri!ca | Ego non sacri!co

2. [L’ira di Sebastiano, la mansuetudine di Vittore]
Iratus Sebastianus | Haec mors non est mors | Ad celi sublimia | Sebastianus autem dux | Praecepit dux

3. [Divina volontà e gratitudine santa]
Tunc iussit dux | Gratias tibi ago | Benedicite Deo

4. [Martire della gloria]
Iussit autem dux | Domini est terra | Gloria laus

5. [Pazienza, tenacia, amore sacrificale]
Tunc iussit dux acetum | Christi patientia | Tunc iussit dux suspendi

6. [Lo strazio della croce, la forza della croce]
Deus excelse | De la crudel | Onne homo ad alta voce

7. [Nascita in cielo]
Dixit dux | Congaudeant catholici

8. [Vittore incoronato]
Beatissimus Victor | Beatus es Victor | Gratias tibi ago | Misit Dominus angelum sum | Beatus Victor orabat | In caminum ardentem | Sancte Victor martyr

9. [Nel segno della croce]
Crux forma / Cruci Domini / Portare

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