Carmina and Illuminare on CD
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A Carmina Sampler
This CD features some of the wonderful music Carmina performed and recorded during its first seven seasons (1997-2004). Sacred and secular, a cappella and accompanied—you’ll find everything here! Included are works by Josquin Desprez, Victoria, Dowland, Du Fay, Monteverdi, Cornish, Gibbons, Sandrin, and Jacopo da Bologna as well as the entertaining “Happy Birthday, Beethoven!” by our assistant director Hubert Beckwith, performed at the German embassy in Washington DC on December 16, 2004. The Chesapeake Viol Consort and a number of other fine instrumentalists are featured as well.
The Son of Getron
In the summer of 2002 Carmina and the medieval ensemble Armonia Nova teamed up to produce the late twelfth-century miracle play “Filius Getronis,” the longest and most complex of the four St. Nicholas plays found in the Fleury Playbook. The production included staging, costumes, and props. All singers were directed in historical gesture and sang from memory. This CD is a “soundtrack” recording of the first performance, which took place on July 26, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church on Capitol Hill. Click here to view pictures from the third performance, December 6, 2002 (St. Nicholas Day) at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill.
with pianist Steven Silverman
Relive some of Illuminare’s most magical moments as they present a wide variety of works in some of the Washington area’s loveliest venues.
Known primarily as an early music ensemble, Illuminare has also explored other repertories, including traditional music from the Georgian Republic and works by Johannes Brahms,
particularly compositions intended for his Hamburg Frauenchor (women’s chorus). Other repertoire on this CD includes medieval English carols and works by Hildegard von Bingen, Guerrero, Landini, and Ciconia.