Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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Sequentia celebrates its 40th anniversary in March 2017




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Visions from the Book

CD (total time 73:46)

Rrecorded November 1994 in the church of the Campion Center, Weston MA (USA)

Released 1996 by Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / BMG Classics (05472773472)

Booklet 63 pp.


Medieval poets and singers often turned to Biblical stories which inspired new creations – often visionary – making use of virtuoso poetical structures sometimes based on the sequentia form. This unique recording of large-scale works based on Bible stories (Noah and the Flood, Samson & Delila, David’s Lament for Saul and Jonathan, Job’s misfortunes) also includes such Biblical classics as the Book of Generations from Matthew and the 13th century French ‘Lai of the Old and New Testaments’ by Ernoul de Gastinois. The Lai of Samson is recorded by Sequentia here for the second time (see also ‘Spielmann und Kleriker’). Bagby, Thornton & Gaver are joined by the men’s vocal ensemble of Sequentia, the ‘Sons of Thunder’.