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Conductus, Vol. 3

Conductus, Vol. 3

Music & poetry from thirteenth-century France


 

Fas et nefas

John Potter (tenor), Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)

A globo veteri

Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)

Vite perdite

John Potter (tenor), Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)

A l'entrant del tans salvage

Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)

Per dan que d'amor mi veigna

John Potter (tenor)

O qui fontem gratie

John Potter (tenor), Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)

Transgressus legem Domini

John Potter (tenor), Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)

Sede, Syon, in pulvere

Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)

Olim sudor Herculis

John Potter (tenor)

Eclypsim passus totiens

Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)

Homo, natus ad laborem

John Potter (tenor), Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)


Conductus: John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman, Rogers Covey-Crump

Our trio of master-medievalist tenors presents a concluding instalment of Conductus, that most intimate form of music and poetry from thirteenth-century France.

“John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman and Rogers Covey-Crump once again endorse their awesome reputation as unchallenged singers of this repertory” Gramophone Magazine, April 2016

“11 examples of the apparently infinitely flexible medieval song form. When most pieces consist of only a single musical line, refinement and intimacy are the bywords of this set.” Sunday Times, 6th March 2016

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Conductus, Vol. 2

Conductus, Vol. 2

Music & poetry from thirteenth-century France


1. Bulla fulminante (unmeasured)

2. Ave, virga decoris incliti

3. Celorum porta

4. Quid ultra tibi facere

5. Gaude, virgo virginum

6. Veste nuptiali (unmeasured)

7. Ave, tuos benedic (two-part)

8. Ave Maria Salus hominum

9. Dic, Christi veritas (monophonic)

10. Ave, tuos benedic (three-part)

11. Excutere de pulvere

12. Librum clausum et signatum

13. Aurelianis civitas

14. Dic, Christi veritas (three-part)

15. Veste nuptiali (measured)

16. Naturas Deus regulis

17. Bulla fulminante (measured)


John Potter (tenor), Christopher O'Gorman (tenor) & Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)

A second volume of music from the Conductus repertory—the least-known genre of medieval music, the ‘poor relation’ of organum and motets—performed by three singers who combine expert knowledge of the music with voices of unearthly beauty. This album contains poems set to music from thirteenth-century England and France. The subjects range from straightforward exhortations to the Virgin Mary to criticisms of the Papal Curia and a depiction of the student riots in Orléans in 1236.

“spreading these different performances across the disc makes for a varied musical experience while leaving the opportunity for listeners who want to study more to compare the versions more directly.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2014

“an utterly arresting glimpse on a world that seems so utterly alien to ours as to render it truly sacred.” International Record Review, March 2014

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Conductus, Vol. 1

Conductus, Vol. 1

Music & poetry from thirteenth-century France


1. Quo vadis, quo progrederis?

2. Genitus divinitus

3. Quod promisit ab eterno

4. Artium dignitas

5. Relegentur ab area

6. Qui servare puberem [monophonic]

7. Ut non ponam

8. Qui servare puberem [two-part, unmeasured]

9. Porta salutis

10. Ista dies celebrari

11. Qui servare puberem [two-part, measured]

12. Stephani sollempnia

13. Beate virginis

14. Qui servare puberem [three-part]

15. Heu quo progreditur

16. Stella serena


John Potter (tenor), Christopher O'Gorman (tenor) & Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)

Hyperion has long been a champion of music from the medieval era and boasts many first recordings in its catalogue, which have combined the highest levels of scholarship with brilliant musicianship, won many awards and opened the ears of a generation of listeners to the repertoire.

In this latest release John Potter, Christopher O’Gorman and Rogers Covey-Crump continue this trail-blazing voyage with a selection from the Conductus genre: the first experiments towards polyphony—the kind of sound we associate with Pérotin. Extensive booklet notes by Mark Everist probe into the intricacies of performance practice as well as analysing the music and poetry in context. This is an important historical document as well as a stunning and committed performance.

“The poems are about life, death, salvation and, naturally, the frail virtues of women...Three tenors – John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman and Rogers Covey-Crump – deliver these explorations with unerring skill and conviction.” The Observer, 16th September 2012

“everything is immaculately clean: every passing dissonance is dead in place and nothing extrinsic is added to the music. It sounds lovely. What is just slightly odd about these performances is that they seem not to make much distinction between songs in praise of the Virgin Mary, songs of political anger and songs about a whore...But these are seriously classy performances.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012

“Conductus proves that ascetic simplicity can be as deeply moving and aesthetically breath-taking as the mst complex, heart-on-sleeve music...It's hardly necessary to mention they are superb, their precise diction well-served by Jeremy Summerly's production and Julian Millard's engineering.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2012 ****

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Magister Leoninus

Magister Leoninus

Sacred Music from 12th-century Paris


Leoninus:

Alleluya. Non vos relinquam orphanos

Alleluya. Dulce lignum, dulces clavos

Alleluya. Spiritus Sanctus procedens

Alleluya. Paraclitus Spiritus Sanctus

Priusquam te formarem

Alleluya. Inter natos mulierum

Viderunt omnes fines terre

Alleluya. Dies sanctificatus illuxit nobis

Alleluya. Pascha nostrum immolatus est


John Potter (tenor ) & Richard Wistreich (bass)

Red Byrd & Cappella Amsterdam

Little is known about Léonin beyond the fact that he seems to have had a bent for composing erotic poetry. The somewhat unhelpfully named ‘Anonymous IV’, a monk from Bury St Edmunds, tells us of two ‘masters’—Leoninus and Perotinus—who dominated the twelfth-century musical world. Both were reputedly based at Notre Dame in Paris, and Leoninus was responsible for the Magnus liber organi, the ‘Big Book of organum’ (an organum being a polyphonic setting of plainchant), which is widely regarded as the single greatest achievement in the development of early polyphony.

For the technically minded, this is music of great complexity, involving interwoven usage of such styles as organum per se, duplum, clausula, and discantus (terms which even medieval theorists took great pleasure in dissecting in an attempt to define their function).

For the rest of us, this is music of fascinating beauty: a combination of the static tranquillity of the plainchant and the florid ornamentation of the ‘composed’ elements—which have something of the feel of nineteenth-century coloratura six hundred years before its time.

“Absolutely stunning. Lost music re-born” BBC Music Magazine

“Marvellously atmospheric. A rare and highly rewarding disc. Brilliant performances of neglected treasures” Classic CD

“A fine contribution to the repertoire on disc of twelfth-century polyphony. A composite sound of great beauty” Gramophone Magazine

“atmospheric, confident and extraordinarily convincing performances, which take us back to the very beginning of written music...a particularly precious reissue.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

“Sung with beguiling beauty. These readings renew our sense of wonder at western music’s most fundamental innovation—the sound of two voices simultaneously singing different lines that not only fit with, but also enhance, each other” Sunday Times

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Magister Leoninus II

Magister Leoninus II


Leoninus:

Christmas

Easter

Pentecost


Red Byrd (John Potter, Richard Wistreich), Yorvox

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