Cantigas de Santa Maria Hana Blažíková

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Label: Phi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Hana Blažíková, Barbora Kabátková, Margit Übellacker, Martin Novák

Composer: Alfonso el Sabio (1223-1284)

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  • Alfonso el Sabio (1223-1284): Cantigas de Santa Maria
  • 1Virgen Madre groriosa, CSM 34004:51
  • 2Des oge mais quer eu trobar, CSM 105:44
  • 3Quen as sas figuras da Virgen partir, CSM 7604:38
  • 4Por nos de dulta livrar, CSM 18 (Instrumental)02:58
  • 5Entre Av e Eva, CSM 6002:43
  • 6Santa Maria leva, CSM 32005:14
  • 7Quen bõa dona querrá, CSM 16002:18
  • 8Gran piadad e mercee e nobreza, CSM 10504:35
  • 9Rosa das rosas, fror das frores, CSM 10 (Instrumental)01:15
  • 10Santa Maria amar, CSM 706:07
  • 11O fondo do mar tan chão, CSM 38305:07
  • 12Pera toller gran perfia, CSM 85 (Instrumental)02:21
  • 13U alguen a Jesucristo, CSM 28105:03
  • 14Non pod ome pela Virgen, CSM 127 (Instrumental)02:00
  • 15Quen serve Santa Maria, CSM 21302:57
  • 16Sen calar, CSM 38004:49
  • 17Que por al non devess ome, CSM 295 (Instrumental)02:26
  • 18Rosa das rosas, fror das frores, CSM 1004:29
  • 19Como poden per sas culpas, CSM 16602:57
  • Total Runtime01:12:32

Info for Cantigas de Santa Maria

The Cantigas de Santa Maria come from the imposing collection of the court of Alfonso X el Sabio, which offers us one of the most precious sources of mediaeval Spanish music. The Cantigas take us to the end of the Reconquista of the Iberian peninsula and to the very heart of the culture where Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions mingle.

These songs are interesting not only for their absolutely unique musical language but also for their Portuguese and Galician texts in which are combined poetry, popular stories and hymns, most of them praising miracles of the Virgin Mary.

Starting from illuminated manuscripts that give us an idea of the instruments used at the king’s court, Hana Blažíková and her partners perform these works like a dialogue between two women’s voices, enriching it with two harps, a dulce melos and percussion. Whether using the whole consort or putting the instruments aside, this subtle interpretation has its source in plainchant and the music of the troubadours, with a touch of Arabizing ornaments and improvisation.

Hana Blažíková, soprano, gothic harp, musical direction
Barbora Kabátková, soprano, gothic harp, psaltery
Margit Übellacker, dulce melos
Martin Novák, percussions

Recorded May 11-14, 2014, Church of Our Lady beneath the Chain at the End of the Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
Recorded, edited, mastering by Rainer Arndt
Produced by Aliénor Mahy

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Booklet for Cantigas de Santa Maria

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