B-Gu Ms 15 #042

chantf. 20v

In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 20 verso of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. Still at Christmas Day matins. End of responsory “Hodie nobis”, with verse in some sources (Utrecht) longer: “eternae qua cyrographum delicti deletum est” (Utrecht, 406, 22r). Mention of procession between third and fourth responsory of first nocturn. Original verse of responsory “O magnum mysterium” erased, it would have read “Domine audive auditum tuum et timui consideravi opera tua et expave in medio duum animalium”. (mais…)

B-Gu Ms 15 #041

chantf. 20r

In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 20 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. Striking ‘H’ initial of Hodie nobis. This is central to the orientation in a book like this in the first Responsories (cf. Aspiciens). Long oblique on “nobis”: angle remains practically the same. In “omnes petunt hic veniam” (in other words: no omissions!). (mais…)

GB-Ccc Guillaume de Machaut’s “Ite missa est” 1

MachautThis movie is part of a series of movies where Psallentes sings Machaut’s Ite missa est and Deo gracias. In an introductory movie the manuscript page as a whole is on show. In related movies, each of the four voices can be followed in detail. The audio is always the same. [Video 1 corresponds to the triplum, 2 to the motetus, 3 to the tenor, and 4 to the contra-tenor]. (mais…)

B-Gu Ms 15 #039

chantf. 19r

In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 19 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. In this folio we come to the final of a responsory, which is clearly in mode 4. Instructions related to performance: “this verse to be sung by three singers”. Verses (including Gloria) with peculiar ending in mode 4. Occasional references to hymn: here Vox clara. No votive Marian offices on this day and next ones (Isto die…). (mais…)

B-Gu Ms 15 #038

chantf. 18v

In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 18 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. We ar still in one of the possible vigils of Christmas, with a new verse Crastina die… (Tomorrow the injustice of the land will be erased, and he, saviour of the world, will rule us…). New notes were added (i.e. in “die”), not totally black. (mais…)