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Track(s) taken from CDA67868

Salvatoris mater pia / O Georgi Deo care / [Benedictus Mariae Filius]

author of text

The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (conductor)
Recording details: May 2010
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: September 2011
Total duration: 4 minutes 12 seconds

Cover artwork: Portrait of Henry V (1386-1422). English School (15th century)
National Portrait Gallery, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London

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'A festive, celebratory disc in many ways, and a great introduction to music that deserves to be celebrated' (Gramophone)

'This is a magical and moving chance to hear music directly from the circle of Henry V … it would be difficult to imagine more tuneful, exacting interpretations' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This repertoire testifies to the haunting purity of music from the early 15th century … The Binchois Consort under Andrew Kirkman performs with discreet, moving expressiveness' (The Daily Telegraph)

'It's subtle, beautiful stuff and no one would doubt its spiritual sincerity … the performances are faultless' (The Guardian)

'Stylishly sung, this is well worth hearing for an insight into an under-recognised period of English music-making' (Scotland on Sunday)
Salvatoris mater pia / O Georgi Deo care / [Benedictus Mariae Filius] by Damett (?1389/90–1436/7) carries, in its top voice, a Marian text into which has been interpolated an intercession for Henry and, in its middle voice, a call on St George to pray for the protection of the English people. This fits well with what we know of the composer, whose name appears in royal household accounts during the campaign against the French.

from notes by Gareth Curtis © 2017

Salvatoris mater pia / O Georgi Deo care / [Benedictus Mariae Filius] de Damett (?1389/90–1436/7) comporte à la voix supérieure un texte marial où s’interpole l’intercession pour Henri et, à la voix médiane, une supplique à saint Georges lui demandant de prier pour la protection du peuple anglais. Cela correspond bien à ce que l’on sait du compositeur, dont le nom apparaît dans les comptes rendus de la maison royale au cours de la campagne contre les Français.

extrait des notes rédigées par Gareth Curtis © 2017
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Salvatoris mater pia / O Georgi Deo care / [Benedictus Mariae Filius] von Damett (?1389/90–1436/37) hat in der Oberstimme einen marianischen Text, in den eine Fürbitte für Heinrich eingefügt ist, und in der Mittelstimme wird an den Heiligen Georg appelliert, für Schutz des englischen Volkes zu beten. Das stimmt mit den gegenwärtigen Kenntnissen über den Komponisten genau überein, dessen Name während der Kampagne gegen Frankreich in den Rechnungsbüchern des englischen Hofs auftaucht.

aus dem Begleittext von Gareth Curtis © 2017
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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