Now Available in Auro3D 5.1.4 Channel Immersive Audio!
Just in time for the holidays, Aliud and NativeDSD Music team up to bring you the album A Medieval Christmas by the Trigon Ensemble in Auro3D 5.1.4 Channel Immersive Audio. This is the 65th Auro3D album available from Native DSD Music. (You will need an AV Receiver or Processor with an Auro3D decoder to hear this album with the 4 height channels added).
A Medieval Christmas is also available from NativeDSD.Com in Stereo and 5 Channel Surround Sound DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64, DXD, 24/96 FLAC and 24/192 FLAC.
On A Medieval Christmas, the Trigon Emsemble sings Christmas Carols from 15th and 16th Century manuscripts of the Modern Devotion movement. These include manuscripts from a convent near Utrecht, one from the former Soeterbeeck convent, the Tongeren Manuscript and a manuscript from Zwolle / the IJssel Valley. The Trigon Ensemble also sings two songs found in a manuscript from the ‘rondebegynhof’, the encircled Beguinage in Amsterdam, dating from the start of the 17th Century.
The Modern Devotion was a movement of spiritual revival within the medieval Roman Catholic Church that arose at the end of the 14th Century. This was a period of great unrest. The Plague was a regular scourge in all of Western Europe and wars were forever being waged. Adherents of the Modern Devotion, with their doctrine of following Christ’s example, spread spiritual relief and comfort.
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Pyramix, Merging Technologies
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Dorpskerk Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands
Pyramix, Merging Technologies
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|Release Date||November 23, 2017|
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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