Llibre Vermell de Montserrat

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Llibre Vermell de Montserrat


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9th Dec 2016




71 minutes


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Llibre Vermell de Montserrat

Red Book of Montserrat

Jordi Savall (rabec, rebab, viella & direcció)

Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial de Catalunya

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Recorded live in Barcelona (Church Santa Maria del Pi) November 25th, 2013

Jordi Savall had every historical, geographical and emotional reason to pay a well deserved tribute to one of the most famous manuscripts of ancient music. The 'Llibre Vermell de Montserrat' is a collection of devotional texts containing late medieval songs and dances. The 14th-century manuscript was compiled in and is still located at the monastery of Montserrat outside Barcelona in Catalonia (Spain). The title describes the red binding in which the collection was placed in the 19th century. The songs were written in Catalan, in Occitan and in Latin for the pilgrims to have something appropriately «chaste and pious» to sing and dance. In this beautiful live recording made at the Santa Maria del Pi church in Barcelona, the colorful succession of songs and dances offers us a pleasant trip to the heart of the medieval music.

Anonymous: O Virgo splendens (monodic)

O Virgo splendens (monodic)

Anonymous: O Virgo splendens (canon a 2 i a 3)

O Virgo splendens (canon a 2 i a 3)

Anonymous: Improvisació arpa

Improvisació arpa

Anonymous: Stella splendens

Stella splendens

Anonymous: Improvisació duduk

Improvisació duduk

Anonymous: Laudemus Virginem

Laudemus Virginem

Anonymous: Improvisació santur

Improvisació santur

Anonymous: Los set gotxs

Los set gotxs

Anonymous: Improvisació duduk & flauta

Improvisació duduk & flauta

Anonymous: Splendens ceptigera

Splendens ceptigera

Anonymous: Improvisació cistre

Improvisació cistre

Anonymous: Polorum regina

Polorum regina

Anonymous: Improvisació rebab i arpa

Improvisació rebab i arpa

Anonymous: Cuncti simus concanentes

Cuncti simus concanentes

Anonymous: Improvisació llaüt

Improvisació llaüt

Anonymous: Mariam matrem Virginem

Mariam matrem Virginem

Anonymous: Improvisació viella

Improvisació viella

Anonymous: Imperayritz de la ciutat joyosa

Imperayritz de la ciutat joyosa

Anonymous: Improvisació cornamusa & xeremia

Improvisació cornamusa & xeremia

Anonymous: Ad mortem festinamus

Ad mortem festinamus

Anonymous: O Virgo splendens (canon a 3 & monodic)

O Virgo splendens (canon a 3 & monodic)

Anonymous: Quant ai lo mont consirat (Bonus Track)

Quant ai lo mont consirat (Bonus Track)

The Guardian

15th December 2016


“The 10 numbers are punctuated by bells and interspersed with instrumental improvisations, so that as so often with Savall, it’s all undeniably atmospheric, but hard to separate what might be authentic from what is purely speculative.”

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