Polyphony Bundle

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Featuring music from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean Island of Malta, the 2 CDs included in this bundle will surely transport you to another world. Immerse yourself in the polyphonic voices of The Rose Ensemble.

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Slavic Holiday: Demonstrating the ensemble’s ability to sing as individual soloists as well as a splendidly blended choir, this disc features beautiful spiritual songs of Hildegard von Bingen, motets from Renaissance Spain by Francisco Guerrero, and various Gregorian chants for the feast of the Assumption and the Holy Mass of the Angels.

Treasures from Baroque Malta: Preserved for centuries within the Cathedral archives at Malta’s ancient city of Mdina,17th-century vocal music rooted in the Mediterranean island’s Italian-colonial heritage is now reborn. Both Venetian and Roman styles are featured here in this rich and colorful array of sacred works for 1-8 voice parts, violins, and basso continuo, as well as a Maltese-language choral work by American composer, Timothy Takach.

Track List

Slavic Holiday
1. O Beate Stanislae Anon. 13th c. (?) Polish 1:42
2. Beata es virgo Mikolaj Zielenski, b. ca 1611 (Polish) 4:02
3. Nobis est natus hodie Anon., from Codex Speciálník (Prague, 15th c.) 2:45
4. In natali Domini Anon., from Codex Speciálník (Prague, 15th c.) 2:41
5. Beatus Adalbertus Anon. 13th c. (?) Polish 0:43
6. Per merita sancti Adalberti Anon. 13th c. (?) Polish 0:35
7. Alme presul et beate Anon. 14th c. Czech 4:53
8. Poslán jest od Boha andel Anon. 16th c. Czech 1:08
9. Magnificat Jan Sixt z Lerchenfelsu, d.1629 (Polish) 2:46
10. Dies est Laetitiae Anon. 14th c. Czech 0:38
11. Stala se jest vec divná Anon. 15th c. Czech 2:33
12. De Nativitate Domino Anon. 15th c. Czech 1:25
13. Hospodine, Pomiluj Ny Anon. 11th c. Czech (attributed to Saint Vojtech) 0:55
14. Písen o Koncilu Kostnickém Anon., ca. 1415 2:33
15. Primo Tempore Anon. 14th c. Czech 1:35
16. Svatý Václave Anon. 12th c. Czech 2:01
17. Dulce Melos Domaslaus, ca. 13th c. (Czech) 6:59
18. Salve pater optime Anon. 15th c. Czech 2:13
19. Decet huius cunctis horis Jan z Jenstejna, written ca. 1350-1400 (Czech) 4:38

Total Program Length: 47:35

Treasures from Baroque Malta
Responsorii Pastorale in Nocte Nativitatis ACM Mus. Ms 196 (Anon., 17th-c. Malta)

1. Hodie nobis caelorum Rex 4:21
2. Hodie nobis de caelo 2:00
3. Quem vidistis pastores 2:32
4. O magnum mysterium 2:11
5. Beata dei genetrix, Maria 1:56
6. Sancta et immaculata virginitas 2:16
7. Beata viscera Mariae Virginis 2:49
8. Verbum caro factor est 2:38

9. Jesu redemptor omnium ACM Mus. Ms 206 (Anon., 17th-c. Malta) 4:05
10. Kyrie & Gloria from Messa pastorale (a 6 voci con sinfonia) ACM Mus. Ms 123 (Anon., 17th-c. Malta) 7:56
11. Lectio 1A in Nativitate Domini, Pº Nocturno “Primo tempore” (solo di tenore) ACM Mus. Ms 197 (Anon., 17th-c. Malta) 4:25
12. Magnificat ACM Mus. Ms 133 (Anon., 17th-c. Malta) 7:41
13. Lectio 2A in Nativitate Domini, Pº Nocturno “Consolamini popule” (solo di soprano) ACM Mus. Ms 197 (Anon., 17th-c. Malta) 5:25
14. Primae Vesperae in Nativitate DNJC ACM Mus. Ms 213A (Anon., 17th-c.? Malta) 7:18
15. Lectio 3A in Nativitate Domini, Pº Nocturno “Consurge” (solo di alto) ACM Mus. Ms 197 (Anon., 17th-c. Malta) 4:25
16. Eia Pastores (pastorale a 5 voci) ACM Mus. Ms 166 (Anon., 17th-c. Malta) 4:31
17. Dormi, dormi, o gran bambino Attr. Don Giuseppe Balzana (1616-1700) 5:06
18. Il-presepju tal-milied Timothy C. Takach (b. 1978) 4:57

Total Program Length: 76:42