The album “The Kingdom” by Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe

Le Royaume (The Kingdom)
Chants from antiquity (1), from Medieval times (7) and from today (4)

Ambience: World, Gregorian, and Medieval


Catherine Braslavsky, solo voice, compositions, doulcimer, tanbura
Joseph Rowe, percussions, Tibetan bowls
Blandine Lambert, voice (1,3,4,9)
Nadine Ouannoughi, voice (1,3,4,9)
Thierry Renard, voice (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. "

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 1. Basileia*^^ (Le Royaume) 4:59
      (in Ancient greek)
 2. La Morenica** 2:48
 3. Efforcier m’estuet ma voiz** 5:02
      (de Gautier de Coincy, XIIIth c.)
 4. La Litanie de Loreto* 5:58
 5. Salve Regina* 3:54
 6. La Rosa enflorece 3:22
 7. Caritas abundat** 3:49
(d'Hildegarde de Bingen, XIIth c.)
 8. Mater Vitæ* 4:17
 9. Magdalena degna da laudare** 4:43
(du Laudario di Cortona, XIIIth c.)
10. O Virga ac Diadema** 3:52
(d'Hildegarde de Bingen, XIIèth c.)
11. Kyrie du Xème siècle** 3:34
12. In Memory* 3:09

* composition de Catherine Braslavsky
** arrangement de
Catherine Braslavsky
^^ co-arrangement de
Catherine Braslavsky et Richard Maygnan