Esto quod expertus sis in trivio Cantio de disciplinis studiorum


  • Recorded: 31st December 2019
  • Record Place: unknown
  • First Release: 2020
  • (P) 2020 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Vocal

Artists

  • music by: Liturgická hudba
  • original lyrics by: Sacred Lyrics
  • clavicimbalum: Corina Marti
  • musical group: Schola Gregoriana Pragensis

Album

Schola Gregoriana Pragensis, Corina Marti

Septem dies / Music at Prague University 1360-1460

Catalogue Number: SU 4282-2
Published: 11th June 2021
Genre: Vocal
Format: 1 CD
The music played at Prague university according to mid-15th-century sources, following the Hussite wars and the institution's renovation. The album provides a wide array of liturgical music, sacred pieces by young clerics, as well as music the university students played for entertainment. It features Gregorian chant, anonymous creations and compositions by Bernard de Cluny, Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz and Antonio da Cividale.

Schola Gregoriana Pragensis: Hasan El-Dunia, Ondřej Holub, Jan Kukal, Tomáš Lajtkep, Ondřej Maňour, Michal Medek, Stanislav Předota. Artistic director: David Eben. Corina Marti - clavisimbalum

Contemporary university students would be hard pressed to imagine life without social networking on their smartphones. In the 15th century, the role of social networking was pursued by communal singing, bringing the students together and being part of their everyday life on a variety of occasions. The foundation charter of the Reček College of Prague university (1438) stipulated for the students the duty to perform music every day within the liturgical services. On the other hand, secular music, including instrumental and dance, was prohibited (especially playing resonant instruments, singing in the vernacular languages and ribald songs), but the students constantly bent the rules. The liturgy prescribed for each day of the week served as the basis for the repertoire of the present recording, which, however, also affords scope to the secular music that in all likelihood the students used to play during their leisure time beyond the walls of the college. The unique album of Schola Gregoriana Pragensis and their very special guest, the clavisimbalist Corina Marti (La Morra), is being released along with an extensive study providing a comprehensive depiction of the 15th-century university music life. The fruit of the collaboration between musicians and musicologists from across Europe is a book with a CD, an artefact that will become a natural part of the library of every connoisseur and lover of medieval music.

Listen to the music on the "playlist" of a Prague university student 600 years ago...

Reviews

“It consists of excellent singers who fully command the art of legato singing. At the same time their diction is such that the texts are always clearly understandable, even in languages one does not understand, such as Czech. The clarity and transparency of sound are further assets of this choir, which is in superb form here… In short, this is a superb disc. Its theme, the selection of music and the performances justify a special recommendation.”
MusicWeb International, July 2021

“These are competent performances, full of spiritual fervour, and the singers don’t shy away from using subtle expressive nuances to help the music speak to modern ears. The lush church acoustic adds a bloom to the sound.”
BBC Music Magazine, September 2021

Liturgická hudba
1. Slyšiž země - Song 03:35
Liturgická hudba
2. Kyrie pro defunctis 01:09
Liturgická hudba
3. Memento etiam Domine 01:12
Liturgická hudba
4. Veni sancte spiritus et in me robur auge Cantio 02:19
Liturgická hudba
5. Miretur omnis nacio (instrumental) Cantio 02:01
Liturgická hudba
6. Degentis vita - Cum vix artidici - [Vera pudicitia] Motet 02:42
Liturgická hudba
7. Deus in adiutorium Versus 00:32
Liturgická hudba
8. Quia devotis laudibus / Ps. 147 Lauda Ierusalem Antiphona cum psalmo 02:23
Liturgická hudba
9. Benedicamus Domino Versus 01:38
Liturgická hudba
10. Nunc festum celebremus Cantio 02:05
Liturgická hudba
11. Ein schöne liebe Jungfraw Cantio 01:25
Liturgická hudba
12. Vsed ďábel babě na plece Song 01:49
Liturgická hudba
13. Sanctus scholasticum 01:22
Liturgická hudba
14. Ora pro nobis Antiphona 00:56
Liturgická hudba
15. Martino divo presuli Cantio 01:04
Liturgická hudba
16. Generari voluit (instrumental) Cantio 01:56
Liturgická hudba
17. Caro mea vere est cibus Graduale 02:01
Liturgická hudba
18. Jesus Christus nostra salus Cantio 01:41
Liturgická hudba
19. Esto quod expertus sis in trivio Cantio de disciplinis studiorum 02:37
Liturgická hudba
20. Apollinis eclipsatur - Zodiacum signis - In omnem terram (Bernard de Cluny) Motet 02:59
Liturgická hudba
21. Et factum est postquam in captivitatem Lamentationes Jeremiae prophetae 03:20
Liturgická hudba
22. Christus Rex pacificus 00:59
Liturgická hudba
23. Quid admiramini Cantio 02:08
Liturgická hudba
24. Salve sancta parens Introitus 01:56
Liturgická hudba
25. Poligena exanimes (Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz) Cantio 02:20
Liturgická hudba
26. O regina lux divina Cantio 04:05
Liturgická hudba
27. Jour a jour Rondeau 03:15
Liturgická hudba
28. Sacerdotes Dei Cantio 01:53
Liturgická hudba
29. Asperges me hyssopo Antiphona 02:37
Liturgická hudba
30. Gloria in excelsis Deo (Antonio da Cividale) 03:35

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