Hæc Dies

Easter at Notre Dame Paris, c1220. Music for Easter Sunday mass as it may have been heard at Notre Dame in Paris at the beginning of the 13th century, including the chant propers, a complete cycle for the ordinary in two-part settings in the Leoninus style and three-part organum in the style of Perotin.

"This programme brings together a collection of music which might have been heard at Mass on Easter Sunday in the second quarter of the thirteenth century in Notre Dame in Paris and other centres of Notre Dame influence. Some of the music is much older: the plainsong Introit, Offertory and Communion belong to the earliest layer of chants in manuscripts from the tenth century, but which have continued to be used for the Easter service right up to our time. Some may be from later in the century, but are found in manuscripts which transmit the central repertoire. Some of the repertoire is international, as the many manuscripts from many countries bear witness. Some of the music is certainly Parisian, and the style of the Notre Dame repertoire gives a cohesiveness to the music which comes down to us in sources from all parts of Europe."

"This recording was prompted by the occasion of the launch of the first volume of the Magnus Liber Organi edited by Edward Roesner and published by Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre, Monaco."

Taken from the booklet notes by John Stinson.

Artist

Les Six

The vocal group Les Six were formed specifically to perform mediaeval and renaissance repertoire in authentic style.


Press quotes

“The singing by these Melbourne based musicians is exquisite throughout. It is beautifully produced with excellent notes ... haunting and evocative ... Highly recommended.”

Recorder and Early Music

“Les Six are a wonderful group of singers ... and they sing the Mass with a beautiful clarity of tone and a moving profundity.”

New Englander

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Track Listing

  1. Conductus Omnia beneficia gaudia generancia (Anonymous)
  2. Introit Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluja (Anonymous)
  3. Kyrie fons bonitatis... eleison (Anonymous)
  4. Gradual Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus (Anonymous)
  5. Alleluja Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus (Anonymous)
  6. Sequence Victimae paschali laudes (Anonymous)
  7. Gloria in excelsis Deo (Anonymous)
  8. Credo in unum Deum (Anonymous)
  9. Offertory Terra tremuit (Anonymous)
  10. Sanctus (Anonymous)
  11. Motet Se valours / Bien me sui / Hic factus est (Anonymous)
  12. Agnus Dei (Anonymous)
  13. Communion Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus (Anonymous)
  14. Ite vos Deum laudantes (Anonymous)
  15. Conductus Omnia beneficia (Anonymous)

Performers

Where to buy

Hæc Dies can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Engineer
Martin Wright
Venue
Move Records Studio
Release date
1994
Copyright
© 1994 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1994 Move Records
Categories
Choral, Classical, Early music
Catalogue number
MD 3144
Alternate catalogue number
MD3144
Barcode
EAN 9314574314427