A Medieval Christmas – Songs from the Netherlands from 15th and 16th Century Manuscripts

Trigon Ensemble

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On this album Trigon sings Christmas carols from 15th and 16th century manuscripts of the Modern Devotion movement. These include manuscripts from a convent near Utrecht (Berlin 190), one from the former Soeterbeeck convent, the Tongeren Manuscript and a manuscript from Zwolle / the IJssel Valley. Trigon also sings two songs found in a manuscript from the ‘rondebegynhof ’, the encircled Beguinage in Amsterdam, dating from the start of the 17th century.

Tracklist

1.
Ave celestis regina a2
02:20
2.
Ons is gheboren nu ter tijt a2
02:34
3.
Septem gaudia beate Marie: Gaude virgo a1
02:54
4.
Ave maris stella a2
01:45
5.
Laet ons mit hoegher vrolicheit a1
03:12
6.
Ave maris stella a2
02:32
7.
Ave Maria, O suijver maecht a2
03:42
8.
Iubilemus singuli a3
02:12
9.
O suver maecht van Ysrahel a1
04:39
10.
Nicolai solempnia a3
02:46
11.
Het viel een hemels dauwe a2
03:38
12.
Een kindekijn is ons gheboren / Die coninghen uut orienten a1
04:35
13.
Ad festum leticie a2
01:40
14.
Laet ons mit hartzen reyne / Ons is een kint gheboren a1
05:09
15.
Iubilus Bernardi: Ihesu dulcis memoria a2
02:41
16.
O maiestas deica a3
01:47
17.
Regi psallens hec contio a2
01:48
18.
Universalis ecclesia a3
05:41
19.
Totus mundus sit iocundus a2
01:41
20.
In dulci iublio a2
02:52

Total time: 01:00:08

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Pyramix, Merging Technologies

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Composers

Mastering Engineer

Jos Boerland

Producer

Jos Boerland

Recording location

Dorpskerk Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

SKU

ACDBN104-2

Release Date November 11, 2017
SKU ACDBN104-2

Press reviews

Music Frames

On their third album ‘A Medieval Christmas’ the Trigon Ensemble recorded a beautiful collection of 15th and 16th century Dutch Christmas carols founded in various song collections from Utrecht, Tongeren (Belgium), Zwolle and Amsterdam. Religious music, sung by three female singers who, through serenity and precision, give these unknown pieces an excellent new life.

The Trigon Ensemble sing songs from the Modern Devotion period. A movement that arose at the end of the 14th century and gave the people support and comfort. A movement that went back to the basics, to the austerity and simplicity that we also find in the music. All pieces are sung a capella and many are mono-phonic, but the Christmas songs are polyphonic, with lyrics in Latin, Latin-Dutch and Dutch.

The Trigon Ensemble approaches the music from the authenticity and sings the music in its purest form. The vocals are clear, fragile and tender and find with ease their way through devotion and dedication, partly due to the minimal use of vibrato. In addition to the convincing of the Christmas carols ‘Een kindekijn is ons gheboren’ (A child is born) or ‘Jubilemus singuli’ we also find some ‘Maria songs’, including the sparkling ‘Ave Maris stella’ and the ‘Ave Maria’ performed in a subdued way by 2 voices.

In a time in which fast living and economic prosperity become so important, the Trigon Ensemble succeeds to bring the listener back to modesty and reflection. Bravo!

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