Ravenna Festival | O Oriens

Data / Ora
Date(s) - 30/07/2020
9:30 pm

Luogo
Basilica di San Vitale (Ravenna)


The show is available for free for streaming and on-demand for 48 hours, upon registration, on www.italiafestival.tv

Date / Time
Date(s) – 30/07/2020
9:30 pm
Where
Basilica di San Vitale (Ravenna)

The show is available for free for streaming and on-demand for 48 hours, upon registration, on www.italiafestival.tv

O Oriens recalls an ancient music, since it is one of the seven Advent antiphons, which has come to us from the Eastern Mediterranean.

O Oriens
sacred music by Matteo da Perugia

the motets from the Cyprus Code (15th century)

La fonte musica
Michele Pasotti conduction and lute

Francesca Cassinari soprano
Alena Dantcheva soprano
Gianluca Ferrarini tenor
Massimo Altieri tenor
Efix Puleo vielle (arm)
Teodoro Baù vielle (leg)
Nathaniel Wood trombone
Ermes Giussani trombone

O Oriens is one of the seven Advent antiphons, also called “O antiphons” because their titles begin with the vocative particle “O”. Many of them, intoned polyphonically as motets, originated in the Eastern Mediterranean and reached us through the 15th-century Cyprus manuscript, now preserved in Turin. The codex includes anonymous music in the tradition of Ars Nova, since, before the Venetian conquest in 1489, Cyprus was ruled by the French Lusignan family. The concert comes in the form of an imaginary dialogue between the anonymous Cypriot composers and Matteo Da Perugia, the first magister cappellae of the Milan Cathedral, whose work is also found in a unique source, the Modena manuscript, probably assembled in the early 15th century, at the same time when oriental scribes were writing down the motets of the French-Cypriot court.

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The show is available for free for streaming and on-demand for 48 hours, upon registration, on www.italiafestival.tv