Episode #567

Trio Mediæval

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Trio Mediæval are three extraordinary female vocalists from Norway and Sweden who take music from very early sources and sing it side-by-side with powerful contemporary works composed especially for them. The contrasts are awe-inspiring—from Oleh Karkavyy's ravishing Kyrie to 14th century music discovered on the back side of accounting documents for the construction of an English castle. Whether ancient or modern, it's music out of time. The program ends with a set of poignant Nordic folksongs.

Program Details

Oleh Harkavyy: Kyrie (2002)

Leonel Power: Gloria from Missa "Alma redemptoris mater"

Anonymous (England, 14th c. from Berkeley Castle, Select Roll 55): Alma Mater/Ante Thorum

Benedicta es celorum regina

De spineto Nata Rosa

Gavin Bryars: Ave regina gloriosa (2003)

Anonymous (England, 14th c.): Dou way Robyn/Sancta Mater

Andrew Smith: Ave Maria (2000)

Traditional, Norwegian (arr. Tone Krohn): Till, till Tove

Traditional, Norwegian (arr. Tone Krohn): Den elskte Jerusalem (Beloved Jerusalem)

Traditional, Norwegian (arr. Linn A. Fuglseth): Nu solen går ned (The Sun is Setting)

Comments [2]

Robert Broberg

"Music...will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you."
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

May. 15 2011 09:38 PM
mike waters

Thank you for playing the music of Trio Mediaeval this evening. Absolutely beautiful. Hats off to WQXR and Bill McGlaughlin! BM is a treasure.

May. 15 2011 09:27 PM

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