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Stella maris nuncuparis

composer
3vv
author of text

 
Rondellus is recognized as a typically English technique, and seems to have been used over a significant period of time. Certainly it is still present in music from the manuscript which contains the short setting of Stella maris nuncuparis, which dates from somewhere around 1300 and seems to have emanated from Meaux Abbey. Here, however, the impression is simpler, with the repetitions and obsessively repeating cadences making for an almost hypnotic effect.

from notes by Gareth Curtis © 2017

Le rondellus est reconnu comme une technique typiquement anglaise et semble avoir été utilisé assez longtemps. Il est vraiment présent dans la musique du manuscrit contenant la courte musique de Stella maris nuncuparis, qui date des environs de l’an 1300 et semble avoir émané de l’abbaye de Meaux. Ici, toutefois, l’impression est plus simple, avec les répétitions et les cadences répétées de façon obsessionnelle, ce qui produit un effet presque hypnotique.

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

Der Rondellus wird allgemein als typisch englische Technik betrachtet und kam offenbar über einen beträchtlichen Zeitraum hinweg zum Einsatz. Jedenfalls ist er in der Musik eines Manuskripts noch nachweisbar, in dem sich die kurze Vertonung von Stella maris nuncuparis befindet, die etwa um 1300 komponiert wurde und offenbar in der Abtei zu Meaux entstand. Hier wirkt die Struktur jedoch einfacher—die Wiederholungen und obsessiven Kadenz-Repetitionen sorgen für einen fast hypnotischen Effekt.

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

Recordings

Beneath the northern star
Studio Master: CDA68132Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 2 on CDA68132 [1'42]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68132 track 2

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-17-13202
Duration
1'42
Recording date
24 September 2015
Recording venue
Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Loughton, Essex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Beneath the northern star (CDA68132)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: March 2017
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