About the album
The early music ensemble Gallicantus was born within the ranks of the world-class choir Tenebrae, when five of the choir’s regulars, each with a wealth of experience in the world of consort singing, decided to form a separate group dedicated to renaissance music. Literally meaning Rooster Song or cock crow, Gallicantus is a word from monastic antiquity for the office held just before the dawn. It evokes the renewal of life offered by the coming day.
The group is bound by a shared love of communicating text, and is committed to creating performances which draw out unifying themes within apparently diverse repertoire: To this end they are as meticulous about providing context and insight for audiences as they are about crafting interpretations of the music they love.
11Christe qui lux es et dies (I)
12Ad te levavi oculos meos
13Exaudiat te, Dominus
14Miserere mei, Deus
15Christe qui lux es et dies (IV)
16Domine quis habitabit (III)
17Manus tuae fecerunt me