19. Moteto Dominator Domine - Ecce ministerium - Domino 2:31
20. Antiphona Dicta sunt gloriosa - Responsorium Virgo veneranda 2:24
21. Moteto O, Maria virgo - O, Maria maris stella - In veritate 3:48
22. Responsorium Sancta Margareta 1:31
23. Antiphona Sanctum nomen domini 1:37
24. Moteto Mors - Mors - Mors - Mors 1:32
The choral repertoire of the feast days of Saint Catherine, Saint Barbara and Saint Margaret in the latemedieval tradition of the Benedictine Convent of St George at Prague Castle, multi-textual motets from the La Clayette and Bamberg codices.
The Virgin Mary surrounded by Saint Catherine, Saint Dorothy, Saint Barbara and Saint Margaret. This frequent medieval representation bears witness to the great reverence paid to the Virgin Mary and her companions which strongly influenced the mysticism of the late Middle Ages. The repertoire of the recording recalls the thorny lives of these female martyrs and the veneration of them, as preserved in the 13th- and 14th-century manuscripts of the Benedictine Convent of St George at Prague Castle. The choral repertoire is supplemented by polyphonic Marian motets from the most significant polyphony manuscripts of this period. The Gothic harp accompanies the other solo parts in the motets too. Owing to their exceptional qualities, the Tiburtina Ensemble are regularly invited to appear at prestigious international festivals. The members devote to knowledgeable interpretation of early music and have performed with renowned ensembles (Collegium 1704, Collegium Marianum, Doulce Memoire, Mala Punica, Collegium Vocale Gent, Bach Collegium Japan, etc.) as soloists. The CD "Blossoms Among the Thorns" reveals to the listener these hitherto concealed gems of Czech medieval music and spiritual traditions.
After centuries, Tiburtina's beautiful voices reveal to us the concealed magnificence of medieval Czech sacred music.
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