Offertorium Kněžie obět Boží. Tropus Budiž pozdraveno, tělo Kristovo


  • Recorded: June 2020
  • Record Place: the Church of St. Jacob, Zbraslav
  • First Release: 2021
  • (P) 2021 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Vocal

Artists

  • music by: Anonymous
  • original lyrics by: Anonymous
  • artistic leader: Barbora Kabátková
  • singing: Anna Chadimová Havlíková
  • singing: Tereza Böhmová
  • singing: Hana Blažíková
  • musical group: Tiburtina Ensemble

Album

Tiburtina Ensemble, Barbora Kabátková

Jistebnický kancionál

Catalogue Number: SU 4291-2
Published: 23rd April 2021
Genre: Vocal - Religious
Format: 1 CD
This album has received following awards:
  • CD of the Week, W kulturalny sposob (2021)
Bohemian songs for mass and prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours from the early 15th-century Prague university milieu. The manuscript contains a Latin hymn translated into Czech, as well as original music to Czech texts.

Tiburtina Ensemble: Ivana Bilej Brouková, Hana Blažíková, Tereza Böhmová, Daniela Čermáková, Anna Chadimová Havlíková, Barbora Kabátková, Kamila Mazalová, Renata Zafková. Artistic director: Barbora Kabátková

When, in 1872, the student Leopold Katz discovered in the attic of the presbytery in the South Bohemian village of Jistebnice an old manuscript of Czech songs, he might not have realised just how enormous its value was. Today, the hymnal, bearing the title "Jistebnický kancionál", is primarily known for containing the Hussite choral anthem Ye Who Are Warriors of God. (The melody has attained worldwide fame due to its inclusion in Smetana's symphonic poems Tábor and Blaník, parts of the cycle My Country.) Yet the most notable aspect of the hand-written hymnbook is that it features songs in Czech for mass and prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours. It would seem that the bold project's aim was to make liturgy accessible to the wide religious community in their own language. The creators evidently above all strove to translate Latin hymns into Czech, but they also wrote tunes of their own. Of a particularly high value is the record of the Easter liturgy that, owing to its detailed instructions, affords us a view of the Hussite form of worship.
A number of unanswered questions and mysteries still surround the Jistebnice manuscript. The present album, made by the internationally esteemed vocal Tiburtina Ensemble, lifts the veil of mystery to a certain degree, with the bright female voices conveying the sheer beauty of the songs. "How wonderful my favourite Latin choral pieces sounded in Old Czech!" Barbora Kabátková says. "I consider the Jistebnice hymnal to be a great discovery, and hope that the listeners will perceive it in the same manner."

Tiburtina Ensemble perform songs from a unique 15th-century Czech manuscript

Reviews

“In short, it is not only a great album in an outstanding performance (Czech star of early music Hana Blažíková sings in the band). It is an introduction to the old perception of the world on the threshold of changes that shocked contemporary Christianity and Europe. Looking at what is happening in our time, it is hard not to find similarities. The difference is that then the music felt the wind of change. It’s hard to see now. And it is said that the Middle Ages are the dark ages.”
W kulturalny sposob, May 2021

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1. Cantio Věřmež v Boha jednoho 02:19
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2. Cantio Kristovoť jest ustavenie 04:03
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3. Lamentacio Aleph. Poslúchajte slova smutná 05:40
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4. Responsorium Zatmilo se jest 02:58
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5. Cantio Radujme se všickni nynie 03:37
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6. Tropus Hospodine, pro tvé svaté vzkřiešenie 01:29
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7. Offertorium Brány nebeské otevřel Hospodin 01:07
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8. Cantio Vstalť jest Kristus z mrtvých 02:39
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9. Sequence Všemohúcí král mocí 03:40
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10. Cantio Patřmež k Bohu tak múdrému 05:35
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11. Introitus Nakrmil jest je z tučnosti 02:01
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12. Alleluia Tělo mé pravý jest pokrm 01:26
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13. Prosa Abychme hodně pamatovali 04:12
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14. Offertorium Kněžie obět Boží. Tropus Budiž pozdraveno, tělo Kristovo 01:33
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15. Communio Kolikrát kolivěk 01:02
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16. Cantio Padnúc na svá kolena 03:43
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17. Introitus Daj pokoj, Hospodine 01:54
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18. Cantio Chvalmež Boha vždy dobrého 02:40
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19. Tropus Děkujeme Hospodinu 00:23
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20. Cantio Buoh všemohúcí 03:31
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21. Cantio Jezu Kriste, štědrý Kněže 04:05

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