De Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua Le Miroir de Musique & Baptiste Romain
- Johannes de Lymburgia (1400 - 1431):
- 1Tota pulcra es02:30
- 2Gaude felix Padua03:21
- 3Recordare Virgo mater03:30
- 4Descendi in ortum meum (Instrumental)02:24
- 5Magne dies leticie05:33
- 6Recordare frater pie08:19
- 7Virginis proles03:39
- 8Gaude felix Padua (Instrumental)01:19
- 9Kyrie Qui de stirpe regia05:48
- 11Sanctus Admirabilis splendor03:16
- 12Agnus Dei01:34
- 13Christe redemptor omnium (Instrumental)07:19
- 14Magnificat octavi toni06:24
- 15Salve Virgo regia06:37
Info for De Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua
Born around 1380 in the Duchy of Limburg, possibly in the little town of the same name, Johannes de Limburgia was active for a long time in Liège, then in Italy. We have evidence of his presence in Vicenza between 1431 and 1436, and several of his works refer explicitly to Vicenza, as well as to Venice and Padua, demonstrating a strong connection with northern Italy, where his music was compiled. His output – more than 45 works – is contained in three large manuscripts from the first half of the fifteenth century, alongside music by other composers from north of the Alps, such as Johannes Ciconia and Guillaume Dufay. Though only sacred music by Limburgia has survived, it is richly varied, reflecting both the consistency of the Franco-Flemish style and the composer’s own inventive taste for harmonic and melodic experimentation.
Le Miroir De Musique
Baptiste Romain, direction
Le Miroir de Musique
is an ensemble specialised in the music of the late middle ages and Renaissance, from the golden age of the troubadours to the humanist movements of the 16th century. Directed by Baptiste Romain, the ensemble is based in Basel (CH) and brings together the most prolific of the new generation of early music performers, many of whom are graduates of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Le Miroir de Musique combines historically informed performance with rich sonorities and virtuosic instrumental practice.
The image of a "Mirror of Music" is borrowed from Jacques de Liège's treatise (Speculum Musicae), and reflects our goal of painting a vivid picture of medieval and Renaissance music, in a spirit of fidelity to the original sources.
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