Monday, December 05, 2011

O Felix Roma - Ambrosian, Gregorian and Norbertine Chant

Our own Henri Adams de Villiers and Philippe Guy are both involved in the Schola Sainte Cecile and recently they have put out a CD recording which is available for 10 EUR, O Felix Roma.

What particularly interests me about the CD is the amount of Ambrosian chant on it. The CD also includes Gregorian chant, Norbertine chant and sacred polyphony. As a bit of a point of pride, the cover of the CD photo shows four NLM writers on it; Henri and Philippe of course, and also Gregory DiPippo and Nicola de Grandi.

This might make a nice Christmas gift, or a nice gift generally. Here are the contents of the CD:


Sainte-Marie-sur-La-Minerve : messe en rit ambrosien de la fête de sainte Catherine de Sienne, patronne de l’Italie
1. Diffusa est gratia – plain-chant ambrosien – 1:19
2. Les 12 Kyrie eleison – plain-chant ambrosien – 1:02
3. O felix anima – Giacomo Carissimi – 3:54
4. Sanctus – plain-chant ambrosien – 1:28
5. Adoramus te – Loyset Compère – 1:44
6. Tantum ergo – Orfeo Vecchi (1550 † 1604) – 3:23
7. Rites de conclusion de la messe ambrosienne – plain-chant ambrosien – 1:57
8. Regina cœli – Charles de Courbes – 1:01

Saint-André-du-Quirinal : vêpres & complies solennelles en rit ambrosien de la fête des saints Apôtres Philippe & Jacques
9. Lucernarium – plain-chant ambrosien – 1:36
10. Æterna Christi munera – plain-chant ambrosien – 2:07
11. Magnificat – plain-chant ambrosien & alternance polyphonique de Claudin de Sermisy – 6:45
12. Psallenda – plain-chant ambrosien – 1:35
13. Fin des vêpres – plain-chant ambrosien – 1:28

Basilique de Sainte-Marie-Majeure : messe en rit romain de la solennité de saint Joseph
14. Iste confessor – plain-chant de Prémontré – 1:53
15. Kyrie eleison – Missa Secunda de Hans Leo Hassler – 3:59
16. Gloria – Missa Secunda de Hans Leo Hassler – 6:01
17. Alleluia – plain-chant grégorien – 6:13
18. Credo – Missa Secunda de Hans Leo Hassler – 3:16
19. Sanctus – Missa Secunda de Hans Leo Hassler – 1:48
20. Benedictus – Missa Secunda de Hans Leo Hassler – 3:44
21. Agnus Dei – Missa Secunda de Hans Leo Hassler – 3:33