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Hec dies quam fecit Dominus

composer
as it might have been at The Mass of Easter Day in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, circa 1130
author of text
Psalm 118: 24, 29; Gradual for Easter Day

Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
Recording details: January 1998
Boxgrove Priory, Chichester, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: October 1998
Total duration: 2 minutes 3 seconds

Cover artwork: The head of Christ by An anonymous 12th-century Spanish artist
 
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Hec dies quam fecit Dominus  [2'03]

Reviews

'A truly fascinating compilation' (Gramophone)

'If you value excellence wherever it is to be found, then this disc, in its quiet way, is a piece of perfection' (Classic CD)

'Highly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)
The supposed sites of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection were both contained under the roof of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and therefore the Easter Day liturgy must have possessed an extraordinary power for the Franks, both clergy and congregation alike, when they experienced it within those walls (see notes on the Gospel). The leaves of the Sacramentary from the workshop of the Holy Sepulchre, now in Cambridge, employ delicate northern French neumes on staves ruled in red (Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, MS McClean 49). The leaves have been dated to 1128-30 by Jaroslav Folda (The Art of the Crusaders in the Holy Land, 1098-1187 (Cambridge, 1995), pp.100-105, with illustrations).

from notes by Christopher Page © 1998

Les sites présumés de la crucifixion et de la résurrection du Christ reposaient sous le toit du Saint-Sépulcre à Jérusalem, aussi la liturgie pascale devait-elle receler une puissance extraordinaire aux yeux du clergé et de la congrégation francs, quand tous l’éprouvaient en ces murs (cf. la pièce suivante, l’évangile du jour de Pâques). Les feuilles du sacramentaire de l’atelier du Saint-Sépulcre, désormais à Cambridge, recourent à de délicats neumes de la France septentrionale, sur des portées tirées en rouge (Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, MS McClean 49). Jaroslav Folda (The Art of the Crusaders in the Holy Land, 1098-1187 [Cambridge, 1995], pp. 100-105, avec illustrations) date ces feuilles de 1128-1130.

extrait des notes rédigées par Christopher Page © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Die vermuteten Orte der Kreuzigung und Auferstehung Christi befinden sich beide unter dem Dach der Heiligen Grabstätte in Jerusalem. Die Osterliturgie muß daher von außergewöhnlicher Ausdrucksstärke für die Franken gewesen sein, gleichwohl für Klerus und Kongregation, als sie sie innerhalb dieser Mauern hörten (siehe nächster Titel, das Osterevangelium). Die Seiten des Sakramentariums aus der Werkstätte der Heiligen Grabstadt, jetzt in Cambridge, zeigen feine nordfranzösische Neume auf rot hervorgehobenen Notenlinien (Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, MS McClean 49). Die Seiten wurden von Jaroslav Folda auf die Jahre 1128-30 zurückdatiert (The Art of the Crusaders in the Holy Land, 1098-1187 (Cambridge, 1995), S. 100-5, mit Abbildungen).

aus dem Begleittext von Christopher Page © 1998
Deutsch: Sylvia Pätsch

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