Cantores Vagantes - Õhtumaade jõulumuusikat 16. sajandist

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Viivakoodi: MM11302015CV
Julkaisupäivä: 2015-11-30
Saatavilla (kpl): 1
Kesto 52:28
Artisti Cantores Vagantes


Christmas Music from the 16th Century

The early music studio Cantores Vagantes has been around since 1989. We are a group of musicians who wish to interpret early music using copies of original instruments, respecting historical performance practice. The composition of our studio is not fixed – rather, it can be seen as a fellowship where performers vary depending on the requirements of the music. This time, Cantores Vagantes consists of Reet Sukk, Taavi-Mats Utt, Andres Siitan (recorders) and Taniel Kirikal (voice and recorder).

Since the time when half of our quartet studied in The Hague, at the end of the last millennium, and had our first opportunity to play the copies of renaissance instruments, 16th century music went absent from Cantores Vagantes’s repertoire for more than ten years. We dreamt of suitable recorders – we considered instruments essential, since we felt that a lot was lost when playing this music on later era instruments. Dreams have a habit of coming true, and thus we now have the pleasure of introducing Cantores Vagantes’s renaissance recorders to the listener.
Cantores Vagantes have been playing recorders built by me for a longer period of time already, but a consort of renaissance recorders seemed too big a challenge. Namely, I had decided that I would not let the work of my contemporaries guide me, yet gaining access to the original instruments hidden away in museums was almost impossible for an unknown enthusiast. Therefore I sought musicians who had experience from playing original instruments. Baldrick Deerenberg became my first helper along the road. His drawings and advice guided my first finished attempts. By chance, these instruments caught the attention of Heiko ter Schegget, and pretty soon an offer arrived from him: to jointly build a consort of 11 instruments for Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. This order opened up the doors of several important museums to us. Thanks to the generous help from the foremost expert on renaissance recorders, Adrian Brown, we were well prepared for getting to know the originals closer.
I must confess that the picture that emerged while studying the original instruments was not quite the expected one, nor did it make life easier. However, we decided not to start correcting any “flaws” of the originals in our copies. Maybe thanks to precisely this, these recorders have been our guides and teachers and helped us to partake in the music of the 16th century. Or, more precisely, in a rather small part of this treasure, which would take more than a lifetime to learn to know properly.
Along this beautiful journey we have experienced some entirely new emotions. Compared to the 18th century music, which until now has been the main part of Cantores Vagantes’s repertoire, the sheer amount of music here, completely unknown to us, presented an unfamiliar situation. Frankly, we were perplexed. We played the music for hours and hours, all of which felt extraordinary; there seemed to be no weaker pieces. What to select for our concert performances and what to leave out? In the first round, we left out all Christmas songs – they would seem strange to play at our summer concerts. Now we remembered them and from those “remnants” our current Christmas program was born, a program we also decided to record. A bit eclectic, for the most part “new” and from varying language areas, but still familiar.

Recorders used:
g alto, c tenors and f bass, after originals bearing the !! maker’s mark
d tenor, g bassets and C bass, after originals bearing the Hier•S maker’s mark
a ≈ 463 Hz

Kappalelista [CD0]

  1. Antoine Busnois (ca 1430 – 1492) Noël. Jõulud. Christmas 00:57
  2. Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621) Puer natus in Bethelem. Üks laps on Petlemmas sündinud. A child is born in Bethlehem 02:33
  3. Christóbal de Morales (ca 1500 – 1553) Puer natus est nobis. Üks laps on meile sündinud. Unto Us a Child Is Born 02:18
  4. Josquin Baston (ca 1515 – ca 1576) Heut ist geboren Gottes Sohn. Jumala Poeg on täna sündind. Today the Son of God is born 03:45
  5. Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625) Magnificat. Neitsi Maarja kiituslaul. My soul magnifies 03:10
  6. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/26 – 1594) Magnificat. Neitsi Maarja kiituslaul. My soul magnifies 06:29
  7. M. Praetorius Gespräch der Hirten zu Bethlehem. Petlemma karjaste kõnelus. The shepherds' talk at Bethlehem 01:11
  8. Cornelius Freundt (ca 1535 – 1591) Heut kommt zu uns vom Himmelsthron. Meil’ taevatroonilt tuleb nüüd. Today from Heaven’s Throne to us ... 02:59
  9. Juan de Castro (ca 1561 – 1631) Angelus ad pastores ait. Ingel ütles karjastele. The angel said to the shepherds 02:00
  10. Melchior Schaerer (1563 – 1624) Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ. Nüüd ole Jeesus, kiidetud. Praise be to You, Oh Jesus Christ 00:57
  11. M. Praetorius Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ. Nüüd ole Jeesus, kiidetud. Praise be to You, Oh Jesus Christ 02:39
  12. C. de Morales Ecce virgo concipiet. Vaadake, neitsi sünnitab. Behold, a virgin shall conceive 01:59
  13. C. Freundt Sehr grosse Ding Gott hat getan. On Jumal suuri asju teind. Our God has done so great things 02:43
  14. M. Praetorius Es ist ein Ros entsprungen. Üks roosike on tõusnud. Lo, how a rose e'er blooming 03:49
  15. C. de Morales Ad tantae nativitatis. Kristuse suurele sünnile oleo kutsutud. To the great birth of Christ we are invited 01:13
  16. C. Freundt En praeter rerum seriem. Ei asjalood nii lihtsalt käi. This is no normal scheme of things 03:14
  17. M. Praetorius Psallite. Kõik Kristusele laulge te. Sing your psalms to Christ 01:54
  18. C. de Morales Pastores, dicite, quidnam vidistis? Karjased, oh öelge meile mis sell ööl te nägite? Shepherds, speak! What did you see? 03:31
  19. Thomas Popelius (1496 – 1573) Joseph, lieber Joseph mein, wes ist das feine Kindelein. Joosep, kulla Joosep hea. Joseph, O Dear Joseph Mine 01:45
  20. Anon. Gaude, gaude, laetare. Rõõmustage! Rejoice! 01:34
  21. Johann Heinrich Schein (1586 – 1630) Quem pastores laudavere. Keda karjased siin kiitsid. He whom the shepherds praised 01:48
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