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Edinburgh International Festival 2008 - Chant Wars

Catherine Bott presents highlights of a concert of Gregorian Chant, performed by 2 of the most innovative medieval music ensembles, Sequentia and Dialogos. The concert was recorded at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Festival 2008, and it explores the various styles of chant found across Medieval Europe.

Producer: Rebecca Bean
BBC Manchester


Concert performed by Sequentia, directed by Benjamin Bagby and Dialogos, directed by Katarina Livljanic.

Gregorius praesul (trope: Prologus antiphonarii)
Text : Lucca, Bibl. capitolare, manuscript. 490, 8-9C
Melody reconstructed by K. Livljanic
based on Paris, BNF, manuscript Lat. 776, 11C

Ad dominum dum tribularer (gradual: Roman schola chant)
Based on the Gradual de Sta Cecilia, Bodmer 74, 11C
Venite populi (Gallican antiphon ad communicandum)
Paris, BNF, manuscript Lat. 776, 11C

Was líuto filu in flíze (excerpt from Otfrid von Weissenburg’s Evangelienbuch)
Domine, exaudi orationem meam (tractus)
St Gall, Stiftsbibliothek, manuscript 359, Cantatorium, late 9C
Soloist, Katarina Livljanic
Natus ante saecula (sequence by Notker the ‘Stammerer’ of St. Gall)
St Gall, Stiftsbibliothek 484, 10C.

Alleluia : Prosechete laos (Alleluia in Greek)
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, lat. 5319, 11-12C
Saepe expugnaverunt (tractus)
Graduale de Sta Cecilia, Bodmer 74, 11C

A solis ortu usque ad occidua (lament on the death of Charlemagne (814)
Reconstruted by B. Bagby, Based on Paris, BNF, lat. 1154, 10C
Soloist, Benjamin Bagby, harp

Christus vincit (Laudes regiae)
Text: Paris, BNF, lat. 13159, ca. 796-800
Melody reconstructed by K. Livljanic based on Paris, lat. 1118, ca. 990

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