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Saints in Parisian polyphony, 13th century

Concerts given at:

July 06, 2019 - Lorraine Abbey Festival, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (88)

September 15, 2018 - Sainte-Eutrope Church, Saintes (17)

September 09, 2017 - Saint-Étienne Church, Déols (36)

August 19, 2015 - Early Music Festival, Arques-la-bataille (76)

September 11, 2014 - Polyphonic meetings, Calvi (Corsica)

August 17, 2014 - Collegiate Church of La Romieu (32)

March 14, 2014 - St. Martin's Cathedral, Ourense (Spain)

October 27, 2013 - Notre-Dame-la-Riche Church, Tours (37)

March 24, 2013 - Monte-Carlo International Arts Festival, Nice (06)


Sanctus perpetuo (Sainte Trinité)Diabolus in Musica
00:00 / 05:34

"Sanctus! illustrates the golden age of new songs from the School of Notre-Dame. This program was recorded under the Bayard Musique label and won a Diapason d'or."

The crowd of saints, humble or prestigious, haunts our Middle Ages. It populates the daily life of women and men, in the home, in the street and of course in the church. At Notre-Dame de Paris, the greatest saints are celebrated with extraordinary songs that will astonish all of Christian Europe. Pérotin and the clerks of the cathedral invent new polyphonic styles giving a spectacular impetus to musical creation around the 1200s.


The “machicots”, virtuoso solo singers, give free rein to their talents in these songs that are powerfully anchored in the Gothic architecture that gave birth to them. Étienne, Denis and Guillaume de Bourges, famous preacher sanctified a few years after his death in 1209 and who very probably knew the Parisian clerical composers, come back to life through these impressive organa and conduits. The Diabolus in Musica ensemble revisits the School of Notre-Dame with the personality of its earthy, warm and powerful voices.


Organa and conduits for 1, 2, 3 and 4 voices (Pérotin, anonymous)

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