Frygiske Fragmenter

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 4:30pm
Price: Gratis
Arranged by: Trinitatis Kirke

The most famous composer in the world circa 1500 was the Flemish master Josquin Desprez (c.1450-1521) that served at the French court as well as in the papal chapel in Rome. Ars Nova Copenhagen conducted by Paul Hillier sings his greatest Mass “Missa Pange Lingua” - based on the Gregorian hymn Pange Lingua. Between the parts of the mass Paul Hillier has placed masterpieces of a similar nature. Either they use the same mode as the mass, the Phrygian mode, or at least echo the same melodic contours.

With Phrygian Fragments Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier demonstrate that there is still life in the old mode, inspired by the musical equivalent of a Flemish still life painting.


Pange Lingua hymn, 6 verses, alternating plainchant and three settings 
of anonymous polyphony from the Trent Codices.
Josquin Desprez Missa Pange Lingua, Kyrie & Gloria
Poul Ruders Preghiera semplice
Josquin Desprez Missa Pange Lingua, Sanctus & Benedictus
Bent Sørensen In Paradisum
Josquin Desprez Missa Pange Lingua, Agnus Dei