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Temple of Chastity - 13th Century Spanish music from Codex Las Huelgas - Volume 1

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Catalogue numberSIGCD043
Release date2004-01-01
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

Mille Fleurs’ debut recording for Signum Records is devoted to one of the treasured manuscripts of early music, the Codex Las Huelgas.
This impressively large manuscript contains 170 parchment folios of works from the 13th and early 14th centuries. It was discovered by two monks early in the last century in the royal convent of Las Huelgas outside Burgos, Spain. It is unusual in several ways, encompassing a wide range of musical forms and styles, and being highly organised according to genre, liturgical function and number of voices.
The codex reflects the devotional practices of a medieval Cistercian monastery, but it wasn't designed as a luxury object, rather, a pragmatic tool to be used as a source of reference or perhaps even for actual performance. This is an especially intriguing manuscript for music historians, performers and listeners alike.
The pieces contained in the Las Huelgas manuscript reflect a wide range of Latin-texted music between 1200 and the first half of the 14th century. French influence is strong, illustrating the repertory as both international and local, imported, and adapted in a continual process of absorption and reinvention.
 
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  Codex Las Huelgas 59:35
01 Virgines egregie 02:11 $ 0.39 USD
02 Salve, sancta parens, Salve, porta regis, Salve, salus,
gencium
01:19 $ 0.24 USD
03 Surrexit de tumulo 01:22 $ 0.25 USD
04 Rosa das rosas (cantiga) 04:06 $ 0.74 USD
05 Castitatis thalamum 02:29 $ 0.45 USD
06 Benedicamus benigno voto 03:10 $ 0.57 USD
07 Catholicorum concio 02:12 $ 0.40 USD
08 Alpha bovi et leoni 01:37 $ 0.29 USD
09 Veni, redemptor gencium 02:16 $ 0.41 USD
10 Audi pontus, audi tellus 02:36 $ 0.47 USD
11 Improvisation on Audi pontus 02:48 $ 0.50 USD
12 Salve regina glorie 02:26 $ 0.44 USD
13 Gaude virgo, plena Deo 04:54 $ 0.88 USD
14 Alpha bovi et leoni 01:04 $ 0.19 USD
15 Vella e meninna (cantiga) 03:40 $ 0.66 USD
16 Confessorum agonia 02:21 $ 0.42 USD
17 Ex illustri nata prosapia 01:41 $ 0.30 USD
18 Parit preter morem 02:58 $ 0.53 USD
19 Castrum pudicicie - Virgo viget melius 02:56 $ 0.53 USD
20 Como poden per sas culpas (cantiga) 04:57 $ 0.89 USD
21 O Maria, virgo regia - Organica cantica 01:57 $ 0.35 USD
22 Maria, virgo virginum 04:35 $ 0.83 USD
 
  Album total 59:35
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