The album Jistebnický kanionál, made by the internationally renowned Tiburtina Ensemble, featuring songs for mass and prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours from the early 15th-century Prague university milieu, has been selected as one of the Recordings of the Month on MusicWeb International.
"It is hard to see a better ensemble to take care of these chants than the Tiburtina Ensemble which has made a name for itself with the exploration of little-known repertoire from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, especially from sources in Central Europe. The importance of such projects can hardly be overstated, and the fact that the singers are native speakers and are close to the sources are important devices for the exploration of this repertoire.
If one has an ear for old liturgical practices, this is a most fascinating disc. It is unlikely you have ever heard this music before. The singing of the Tiburtina Ensemble (and not to forget, its members in solo episodes) is superb. The acoustic is exactly what this music needs. The booklet includes informative liner-notes, and the lyrics in Old Czech and English translations. I can’t think of better reasons to give this release a special recommendation."
Read the full review HERE.