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Petre, amas me (Saint Pierre)Diabolus in Musica
00:00 / 09:00

 Paris, 13th century

Concerts given at:

April 14, 2022 - French Institute, London (UK)

December 15, 2019 - Saint-Julien Church, Tours (37)

October 21, 2018 - Autumn Concerts Festival, Tours (37)

"This is a journey among the great masterpieces  of the repertoire of the School of Notre-Dame, motets, conduits and organa by Léonin, Pérotin or anonymous thanks to a team of singers particularly committed and specialized in this marvelous repertoire."

From the end of the 12th century and for the first time in
the history of music, a place of musical creation emerges, a primordial place serving as a model for all of Christian Europe: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. If the liturgies continue to be celebrated there as elsewhere to the sound of the melodies of Gregorian chant, the cantors and canons of the Parisian cathedral develop from the 1170s new styles which are now called the School of Notre-Dame. Dame, introducing major innovations: polyphony and the use of regular rhythmic pulses in music.


The liturgies and the music that make up the daily celebrations now faithfully reflect the Gothic spirit, this medieval conception of the harmony of the world, its coherence and its unity. The particularly daring musical creations which were born at the end of the 12th century in the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in full construction, are the echo, the musical counterpart of the Gothic spirit.

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