DISCOGRAPHY
                                            
                                                                           
                             Catherine Braslavsky's new album :
 PILGRIMAGE
with the Terra Sancta Choir

                                                                        
On the JADE/UNIVERSAL label

                                                                                  Couverture CD PIlgrimage  
                                         View the TEASER here


Catherine Braslavsky's new compositions
for solo voice,
and with the Terra Sancta Choir

Choeur Terra Sancta
Maria Serra,
Nadine Ouannoughi, Alexandra Luyat, Blandine Lambert, Cécile Rabot, Sylvie Chermet-Carroy, Isabelle Turpin, Valérie Bénezet-Müller,
Catherine Boschat Picard, Catherine Braslavsky
(Left to right, here at St Séverin in Paris)
  and Françoise Braslavsky

                               Richard Maygnan
Thierry Renard
Joseph Rowe
  with Richard Maygnan : cistrum, guitern; Thierry Renard : Cello, voice
Joseph Rowe : drums, ambiant sounds


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Couverture Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage
(Jade/ Universal)
Compositions
and arrangements by Catherine Braslavsky

for solo and choir

RELEASE OCTOBER 2016
Chartres
Chartres : The Path of the Soul
(Jade/ Universal)

Recorded at the labyrinth

Le Royaume Le Royaume / The Kingdom
(Jade/ Universal)
Medieval Compositions
and compositions by CB
Credo
Credo
a dream :
where Abraham's children meet

Hildegard Von Bingen Hildegard von Bingen
Le Mariage du Ciel et de la Terre
(Jade/ Universal)

Un jour d'entre les jours
Un Jour d'Entre les Jours /
Day of Days
(Al Sur)
with Steve Shehan, Gilles Andrieux,
Thierry Renard and Joseph Rowe

De Jérusalem à Cordoue From Jerusalem to Cordoba
(Ad Fontem)

the CD of the show
Alma Anima
Alma Anima
(Sorti chez Al Sur)
Gregorian Chants and
first compositions by CB and JR


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Pilgrimage
(Jade/ Universal)
Catherine Braslavsky
with
the Terra Sancta Choir

Catherine Braslavsky's Compositions
for solo and choir + 2 medieval songs


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Le Royaume (The Kingdom)
Ancient and contemporary
sacred music

with
Catherine Braslavsky :
chant, compositions, doulcimer, tanbura 
Joseph Rowe :
darabuka, bendir, Persian daf , bells, Tibetan bowls, percussion
Blandine Lambert : chant  (1, 3, 4, 9)
Nadine Ouannoughi : chant  (1, 3, 4, 9)
Thierry Renard : chant  (1)
Richard Maygnan : guiterne (1)

"It may seem strange for a 21st –century composer to look to medieval and ancient times for inspiration. But this has been my musical path: as soon as I realized that I wanted to improvise and compose, I was drawn to study these ancient roots, as if they held a secret I needed. This soon led to my encounter with Hildegard von Bingen, Gregorian chant, and Judeo-Spanish songs. These repertoires continue to influence my compositions, some of which are presented in this album.
    "As for the interpretation of medieval music, I have little interest in speculative historical reconstructions,  but to sing this music as if it had just been composed, for our times. My study of the richness and diversity of the Middle Ages has taught me that it is essential for a musician to feel free, provided that he or she is serving a higher goal than mere self-expression."



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Tracks

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1. Psaume 23/I Will Fear No Evil **   4:04  
2. Grand Kyrie **                                        5:17
3. De Profundis **                                  5:56   
4. O You ** ^                                          3:01
5. Berceuse pour Terra **                         3:57               
(Cradle Song for the Earth)           
6. Agnus (Give Us Peace)  **^^^           5:30
7.  Joyful Pilgrims  **^^                        4:05  
8. Owaha **                                                 3:18
9. Mater Vitæ (Mother of Life) **             4:24
10. Veni   **                                                  8:11
11. Victimae Paschali Laudes  *               2:18
12. Spiritus Sanctus Vivificans                  2:26
(Hildegard of Bingen, XIITH century)

*arrangements by Catherine Braslavsky
**composition by Catherine Braslavsky
^lyrics by Joseph Rowe
^^co-arrangt by CB & Richard Maygnan
^^^Co-arangt CB & Thierry Renard



Tracks


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1. Basileia*** (The Kingdom)
2. La Morenica*
3. Efforcier m’estuet ma voiz*
4. Litany of Loreto**
5. Salve Regina**
6. La Rosa enflorece*
7. Caritas abundat*
8. Mater Vitæ**
9. Magdalena degna da laudare*
10. O Virga ac Diadema
11. Kyrie of the 10th century*
12. In Memory**
*arrangement by Catherine Braslavsky
**composition by  Catherine Braslavsky
*** co-arrangement by CB
and  Richard Maygnan


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Hild Pochette


Hildegard von Bingen
The Marriage of Heaven and Earth

Music of Hildegard von Bingen

Catherine Braslavsky: Chant, doulcimer, arrangements
Joseph Rowe: Oud, percussion, mbira, bols et gongs asiatiques, arrangements


In this musical confluence of the 12th and 21st centuries, we discover a profound and surprising universality. A further surprise is a voice, both sensual and spiritual, in the image of Hildegard herself: abbess, musician, and free woman


«This music is a celebration and a sensitive evocation, as well as a ceremony.... Catherine Braslavsky commands our attention by the apparent ease with which she follows the pages of these ancient musical manuscripts, ornate and full of enchantment. With finesse, Joseph Rowe accompanies the singer with oud, darabukka, tampura, and even Tibetan bowls. ... There is something miraculous about this purity of voice, which leads us into the sublime, where all words
dissolve ... »


                            Armelle Héliot, Le Figaro


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Tracks

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1. O Viridissima Virga
2.O Tu Illustrata
3. Laus Trinitate
4. O Frondens Virga
5. O Ignis Spiritus
6. O Virga ac Diadema
7. Spiritui Sancto
8. Kyrie Eleison
9. Ave Generosa
10. O Jerusalem
11. O Viriditas Digiti Dei
12. O Pastor





From Jerusalem to Cordoba


Catherine Braslavsky : Chant, dulcimer, bendir

Joseph Rowe : Oud, bendir, darabukka, tanpura, Tibetan bowls, mbira

A Voyage in Time, Space,
and Religions
Through Chant, Music, and Texts

A celebration of the religious and mystical traditions of the Mediterranean, from ancient Judaism and Paganism, to medieval Christianity and Islam. Chants in Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, Greek, Occitan, and Arabic. Instrumental accompaniment with Middle Eastern percussion, oud, dulcimer, Tibetan bowls, Indian tampura, and African mbira. Ancient and original compositions. Poetic and story texts in English or French. Original writing and texts by Meister Eckhart, Ibn 'Arabi, Yehuda Halevi, Hildegarde of Bingen, etc.


"A one-of-a-kind performance ... both message of tolerance and voyage of initiation, a musical story which makes us feel in our depths that all the sacred chants of humanity, past and present, are animated by the same vibration ... "

Caroline Lachowsky
"Spiritualités du monde"
Radio France International (RFI)

"A remarkably successful and moving voyage in sound, in those rare times and places where the three Abrahamic religions have listened to each other."

Jacques Attali
French writer, music critic, statesman
author of "Noise" and "The Labyrinth"

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Tracks

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1. Hymn to the Muse (Ancient Greek)
2. Abinu (Hebrew) xtract abinu
3. From Where Do You Come?

(Gospel of Thomas)
4. Quant voi la flor novele
(French Troubador)
5. Mwashah (Arab-Andalucian) xtract mwashah
6. Cathar Prayer
7. Iustus Germinabit
8. Ilono (The Tree of Life - Aramaic)
9.
Spiritui Sancto
(Medieval: Hildegard of Bingen)
10. Ave Generosa (Hildegard of Bingen)
11. In Te Sum (Music and Latin words
by C. Braslavsky)
12. La Vida (Jewish-Andalucian) La vida xtract
13. Al-Andalusi (words by Ibn Arabi,
music by J. Rowe) Andalusi music
14. Abwoun (The Lord's Prayer
in Aramaic)
music by C. Braslavsky xtract abwoun






   "Through chant, Catherine
   Braslavsky plunges to the source,
   and speaks to us of
   the very foundations of humanity."

                                Michel Cazenave
            France-Culture, Radio-France

                

   "Far more than a message of
   tolerance, From Jerusalem to
   Cordoba is a veritable
musical
   ritual."

                              Basarab Nicolescu
        writer, philosopher, poet, physicist





Chartres

The Path of the Soul

Catherine Braslavsky Ensemble
Recorded live at the labyrinth of Chartres cathedral

Ancient and Contemporary Sacred Music
For the Veriditas Labyrinth Walks
Catherine Braslavsky : Musical director, chorus and solo voice
Thierry Renard : Chorus and solo voice, cello
Joseph Rowe : Oud, percussion, recording and mixing
Blandine Lambert : Chorus
Nadine Ouannoughi : Chorus

Cover photo: Jeff Saward


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Tracks

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1. Stella Splendens
2. Je te prie de coeur
3. Abwoun
4. Recordare
5. Imperayritz
6. O Virgo
7. From Where do You Come?
8. Grand Kyrie
9. Kaddosh
10. Night in the Cathedral
11. Magnum Nomen
12. Uterus
13. Quant voi la flor
14. Tristan
15. Sana Nos
16. Rosa das Rosas
17. Mariam Matrem
18. Verbum Bonum
19. Petit Kyrie



Catherine Braslavsky. Credo

Credo

A confluence of the Abrahamic religions : Judaism, Christianity, Islam.
Deep in our heart lives the dream of a future Andalucia.
We have called it Wadi al-Irfan, "River of Gnosis."
There, in an oasis of the African desert, men and women have come together from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to celebrate their unity and diversity, through the three great traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
In Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Coptic, and Yoruba, they sing to the pulsing rhythms and vast serenity of desert, forest, mosque, church, and temple, their chant of tolerance, openness, and communion.

Concept, compositions :
Joseph Rowe
Musical direction, compositions : Catherine Braslavsky
Sara Alexander : Jewish soloist
Arieh Sztandtman : Jewish soloist
Catherine Braslavsky : Christian soloist
Haroun Teboul : Muslim soloist; ney (Turkish flute)
Thierry Renard : Main chorist
Joseph Rowe : Arab and African percussion, oud

For the full Credo notes, not published with the CD, click HERE

To read the original archeological rhapsody which inspired Credo, also not published with the CD, click HERE

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Tracks
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 1. Enfants d'Abraham
 2. Sancta Terra
 3. Psaume
 4. Kyrie des Sables
 5. Mawlana 
 6. Abwoun 
 7. Skisate
 8. Al Andalusi
 9. Stambali
10. Solomon
11. Kadosh
12. Abraham's
13. Enfants d'Abraham (remix)





Catherine Braslavsky. Un jour d'entre les jours


Day of Days

A day in the life of an imaginal monastery, featuring the voice of Catherine Braslavsky. Solo Gregorian chant and original compositions. Traditional Mideastern percussion, oud, Turkish tambour, Indian tampura. Lush arrangements and atmospheres by Steve Shehan.

Catherine Braslavsky : solo voice, compositions
Steve Shehan : arrangements, percussion
Joseph Rowe : oud, percussions
Thierry Renard : cello
Gilles Andrieu : Turkish tanbur

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Tracks

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1. Kyrie Before Dawn
2. Illumine My Eyes
3. I Rise Unto You
4.The Just is Like the Lily MP3
   (Solo Gregorian chant)
5. Beati
6. Magnificat
7. The Good Shepherd
8. In The Valley of the Shadow of Death
9. Christos Dionysos
10. Star of the Orient
11. Take this Yoke of Light
12. Kyrie in the Night MP3
13. Three Words from the Dark of Night


Catherine Braslavsky. Alma anima

Alma Anima

Gregorian chant and new compositions for solo, duet, and choir. Arrangements using instruments of Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa : oud, tampura, cello, bendir, jembe, congas.

Catherine Braslavsky : soloiste, choir, compositions
Joseph Rowe : Percussions, oud, choir, compositions
Thierry Renard : voix soloist, cello, chœur

"This superb recording is not just a clever mixture of genres. It reaches towards the deepest origins of Western music, where the mystery of East and West were joined, just before their separation. In our tumultuous time, such a full expression of depth and serenity has become an indispensable resource."
                                     Erik Pigani,
                                  Psychologies

                      
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Tracks

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 1. Salve Regina
 2. Veni Sancte Spiritus
 3. Sanctus
 4. Ecce guam bonum
 5. Cantate Domino
 6. In die resurrectionis meae
 7. Jubilate Deo (1) MP3

  8. Stetit angelus
 9. Miserere mei Deus
10. Jubilate Deo (2)
11. Benedictus
12. Kyrie Eleison





HOW TO ORDER CDS :

THE FOLLOWING CDs :

           - "Pilgrimage"
           - "THe Kingdom"
           - "Chartres the Path of the Soul" (EXCEPT IN THE US)
           - "Hildegard von Bingen : the Marriage of heaven and earth" (EXCEPT IN THE US)

are distributed by JADE/UNIVERSAL, and sold at major Internet sites.
If you find difficulties to find them, please write at info at naturalchant.com. or 33.1.48.10.03.29
to order them.
For the US
, "Chartres" and "Hildegard von Bingen" are distributed by the company AD FONTEM
and sold as the following CDs.

THE FOLLOWING CDs :

- "From Jerusalem to Cordoba"
- "Credo" (sold out; liner notes only available as pdf fildes)
- "DAY of DAYS" (out of print, copy of CDs available; liner notes only available as pdf fildes)
- "Alma Anima" (out of print, copy of CDs available; liner notes only available as pdf fildes)
- some recordings of performance pieces like "Solstices", "The Song of the Grail"
- and for the US : "Chartres" and "Hildegard von Bingen"

are available from the company AD FONTEM as follow :

If you are an EU customers (outside France. See our french page for french prices) :

Send a check payable to AD FONTEM, c/o MISSONNIER, 16 rue Fagon, 75013 Paris, France

for one CD : 15 + 6= 21 euros (6 euros postage)
for 2 CDs : 30 + 6 = 36 euros
(6 euros postage)
for 3 CDs : 45 + 14 = 59 euros (14 euros postage)
for 4 CDs : 60 + 14 = 74 euros (14 euros postage) 


If you are a US customer :

Send a check payable to Joseph Rowe, 45 rue Rébeval, 75019 Paris, France: 

for one CD : 17 + 7= 24 $  (7 $ postage)
for 2 CDs : 34 + 6 = 40 $
(7 $ postage)
for 3 CDs : 51+ 16 = 67 $ (16 $ postage)
for 4 CDs : 68 + 16 = 84 $
(16 $ postage)

If you are not a EU or US customer, please write at info arobaz naturalchant.com


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