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Carmina Carolingiana
Ensemble_Ligeriana_200
The pieces selected for this recording recall and dramatize events connected with the Carolingian Empire:

- the lamentation upon the death of Charlemagne,
- the battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye,
- the ransacking of the abbey of Saint-Florent
- the Emperor's passion for the poets of Roman antiquity : Boethius, Horace, Virgil...

The pieces recorded in this anthology are among the very few that have kept their musical notation, a mere set of neumes written above the word.

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CARMINA CAROLINGIANA
Epic songs at the time of Charlemagne

Ligeriana
Katia Caré, Direction

Restitution and réalization : Katia Caré

Estelle Boisnard
: voice & reed flutes
Carole Matras : voice
Katia Caré : voice & horn recorder
Pierre Bourhis : voice
Guillaume Édé : voice
Jean-Lou Descamps : epic chant, lyre and bowed lyre, Merovingian citole
Christophe Tellart : organistrum, lyre & psalmody 

Ligia Digital CD recorded in the royal abbey of Fontevraud in October 2012.
Artistice direction & recording : Jean-Marc Laisné 


1 _ Cantus 1 : Versus de bella que fuit acta Fontaneto // Angilbert

2 _ Cantus 2 : Versus Paulini de Herico Duce // Paulinus II of Aquileia

3 _ Cantus 3 : Versiculi de eversione monasterii S. Florentii // Létald

4 _ Cantus 4 : Planctus Ugoni abbatis // Anonymous

5 _ Cantus 5 : Incipit Planctus Karoli // Anonymous

6 _ Cantus 6 : Versus Godiscalchi // Gottschalk of Orbais

7 _ Cantus 7 : O stelliferi conditor orbis // Boethius


10'21

14'35

11'43
 
 6'32

10'03
 
 4'36
 
8'02

L’idée centrale de ce disque, qui se place sous l’ombre tutélaire de Claude Debussy : offrir des exemples d’écriture virtuose pour le piano dans des œuvres de quatre jeunes compositeurs français nés entre 1965 et 1975.