Cantigas de Santa Maria
13th century marian songs from medieval Spain.

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Songs written by troubadour and other medieval authors. Selection of medieval secular music from 12th and 13th centuries.

Pubisher: Folkers

Tota pulchra es
Tota pulchra es
Instrumental parts for recording by Schola Una Voce

Pubisher: Tyniec Wydawnictwo Benedyktynów

Laudario di Cortona

13th century italian religious songs

Source: Biblioteca del Comune e dell'Accademia Etrusca di Cortona, MS 91

13th century in Europe was a time when fervent religiousness began to burst previous forms of laity participation in the Church's life. It resulted in a kind of activity, signs of which became mendicant orders, flagellants, various religious fraternities. Undoubtedly, people of the most significant influence on the Church during consecutive decades, were Saint Dominic and Saint Francis of Assisi. Their mission had the effect of growing religious consciousness of laity and the need for its expression. Saint Francis's Canticle of the Sun - precursor of Italian lauda - gave an impulse to create in towns singing fraternities - laudesi, which gathered in churches to sing and pray during special services. With time, more wealthy fraternities began to hire professional musicians, able to perform more and more technically complicated works. Dramatic forms were also introduced, what turned out to be a germ of a new musical form, shaped later - oratorio.

Fraternity Confraternita di Santa Maria delle Laude acted in Cortona, attached to Saint Francis church, and between 1260 - 1297, thanks to their activity, a codex was created, known under the name of Laudario di Cortona (Biblioteca del Comune e dell'Accademia Etrusca di Cortona, MS 91) containing 46 laude accompanied with musical notation. It is one of the oldest manuscripts comprising sacred songs in Italian, dating from times, when sacred poetry in national languages, represented by works of Jacopone da Todi (Franciscan poet and mystic), started to flourish.

This record contains a choice of songs taken out from this manuscript. Among them Marian, Christmas, Lent and Easter songs and also works dedicated to saints can be found. Two works, examples of gushing religious poetry of that time (one of them Troppo per del tempo with lyrics by Jacopone da Todi), are deliberations on Christ's love.

Premiere: 10th November 2008
Publisher: Multikulti Project

Album is available at concerts and in music stores.
Internet sale: Fripp Multikulti

Download samples:

  1. Laude novella sia cantata - 704 KB
  2. Stella nuova.mp3 - 709 KB
  3. Gloria'n cielo.mp3 - 705 KB
  4. Cristo e nato.mp3 - 707 KB
  5. O divina virgo flore.mp3 - 704 KB
  6. De la crudel morte de Cristo.mp3 - 704 KB
  7. Iesu Cristo glorioso.mp3 - 703 KB
  8. Oime lasso.mp3 - 704 KB
  9. Ave donna santissima.mp3 - 703 KB
  10. Madonna santa Maria.mp3 - 703 KB
  11. Sia laudato san Francesco.mp3 - 705 KB
  12. Troppo per del tempo.mp3 - 708 KB
  13. Magdalena degna da laudare.mp3 - 704 KB
Miejscówka z Dwójką

Concert for Polish Radio broadcasted on 13.08.2022

"Planctus ante nescia" - Godefroy de St Victor

Recording from concert 25.04.2014 in Cieszyn

Music recorded for documentary film "Bochnia na szlaku handlowym Europy"
Recorded by Adam Kamiński.
  1. Calenda maia [Anonym 12th cent.]
  2. Saltarello [Anonym 14th cent] (British Library, Add. 29987)
  3. Traditional
Concert 20.11.2010

Passages from concert Bryd one brere

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