Carolus IV. - Rex et Imperator

SGP - obrázek nahrávky

Music in the era of Charles IV.
Supraphon, ArteVisio, SU 4193-2, 12/2015
Total time: 69:13
Schola Gregoriana Pragensis, David Eben - art director, Hana Blažíková – soprano, gothic harp, Jakub Kydlíček – recorders

During the reign of Charles IV the Czech Lands experienced a period of unprecedented cultural flowering. An astonishing wealth of art and architecture originated while the region was under Charles’s rule. An equally important although less ‘palpable’ was the blossoming in the field of music. During Charles’s reign St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague developed into the most prestigious centre of spiritual life in the country. The ceremonies held there were becoming increasingly magnificent and embraced a number of “modern” theatrical elements, exploring the architectural layout of the church. Besides monodic liturgical chant, other kinds of music, like polyphony and secular music, were gaining more and more importance. One of the sources of new impulses for these developments was no doubt the Prague university. This project attempts to illustrate the “multi-layered” quality of music in the period and offers a colourful mosaic of repertoires which are closely related to the person of Charles IV or to his rule.  

I Charles and France
1 Cantio Plebs Domini
2 Alleluia Virga Iesse floruit
3 Sequentia Ave virgo singularis
4 Guillaume de Machaut (1300—1377):
Dame je sui cilz qui vueil – Fins cuers doulz

II Charles and Relics – Holy Lance and Nails
5 Antiphona In splendore
6 Hymnus Pange lingua
7 Lectio de homilia beati Augustini
8 Responsorium Vibrans miles

III Charles and the University
9 Cantio Salve mundi Domina
10 Virelai Je languis
11 Cantio Rubus incombustibilis
12 Cantio Prima declinatio
13 Virelai Sois tart

IV Charles and Courtly Poetry
14 Mülich von Prag: Nu siht man aber beide
15 Otep myrhy
16 Anjelíku rozkochaný
17 Dřěvo sě listem odievá

V Charles and Slavonic Liturgy 
18 Lectio in festo s. Cyrilli et s. Methodii
19 Alleluia Veselite se

VI Charles and the Worship of Saints
20 St. Charlemagne: Responsorium Letare pia Aquensis ecclesia
21 Stola Jacob
22 St. Wenceslas: Svatý Václave
23 St. Wenceslas: Antiphona Laus alme sit Trinitati
24 Quae est ista
25 St. Sigismundus: Responsorium Ecce Sigismundus
26 Motetus Ave coronata

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