SOLLAZZO ENSEMBLE
The San Jeronimo Monastery
Saturday 22 June 12:00 Chamber music concert

Artists

Sollazzo Ensemble

Anna Danilevskaia, director

Programme

 

CANTANO GLI ANGELI

Sacred music in the Ars Nova

 

Kyrie, Anonymous on «Questa fanciulla amor» by Francesco Landini (ca. 1325-1397)

Gloria in excelsis Deo, Matteo da Perugia (fl. 1400-1416)

Cantano gl’ angiol lieti: «Santus, santus», Anonymous (London Manuscript)

Sanctus «Mediolano»

Agnus Dei, cantasi come Lasso di Donna, by Francesco Landini

Creata fusti, Anonymous on«Questa fanciulla amor» by Francesco Landini

Peccatrice nominata, Anonymous (Laudario di Firenze)

Instrumental: Estampie, Anonymous (Robertsbridge Codex)

El cant de la Sibilla, catalan tradition

Laude novella sia cantata, Anonymous (Laudario di Cortona)

Benedicamus domino, cantasi come Ja falla, Anonymous

Benedicamus domino, Paolo da Firenze (ca. 1355-after 1436)

Benedicamus domino, Anonymous (Messina Manuscript)

Deo gratias, Anonymous (Parma Manuscript)

Running time: 60 mins approx. without intermission

The sacred music which made the angels sing

Around the year 1320, the French treaties on the Ars Nova written by Jean de Muris and Philippe de Vitry stirred up the world of composition. The innovations in these manuscripts set the basis of a new chapter in the history of Western music: melodic lines flourished in a rich and ornamented style, polyphony was denser and new rhythmic patterns were developed which found, throughout that period, new ways of expression. This stylistic perfection had its reflection in the sacred music composed by Matteo da Perugia, Antonio Zacara da Teramo and Franceso Landini, among other authors proposed by Sollazzo Ensemble.