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Clare Norburn soprano
Ariane Prüssner mezzo soprano
Leah Stuttard harp

As flowers associated with the Virgin Mary, the lily and the rose inspired countless compositions from the mesmeric 12th-century chant of Hildegard von Bingen to florid Italian 14th/early 15th-century songs.
In this candlelit concert, fine examples from this beautiful repertoire appear alongside secular pieces comparing the beauty of the loved one to a variety of flowers.

...intriguing, sublime and serene

The Argus

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Laudario di Cortona 13th century
Laude novella sia cantata

Codex Rossi 14th century
Quando i oselli canta

Antonio Zacara de Teramo 1355–1416
Un fior gentil m’apparse

Johannes Ciconia 1370–1412
O rosa bella, o dolce anima mia

Cambridge, Gonville & Caius MS 512/543 14th century
Ad rose titulum

Oxford, Bodleian Latin Liturgical MS d.20 14th century
Candens crescit lilium – Candens lilium columbina

Trinity Carol Roll 15th century
Ther is no rose of swych vertu

Sephardic song Traditional
La rosa enflorece

Cantigas de Santa Maria 13th century
Rosa das rosas

Cancionero de Palacio 15th century (text: Juan del Encina)
Pues que tu reina del cielo


Blanche de Castile 1188–1252
Amors u trop tart me sui pris

Montpellier Codex 13th century
Plus bele que flor – Quant revient et fuelle et flor – L’autrier joer m’en alai – Flos

Montpellier Codex 13th century
O virgo pia – Lis ne glai – Amat

Faenza Codex 14th century
De tout flors

Instrumental based on an original song by Guillaume de Machaut

Lochamer Liederbuch 15th century
Der Winter will hinweichen

Walther von der Vogelweide 1170–1230
Unter der Linden

Hildegard of Bingen 1098–1179
O viridissima virga

Hildegard of Bingen
Ave generosa

Hildegard of Bingen
Final processional from Ordo Virtutum

The Telling at BREMF 2015

The Telling at BREMF 2015