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Cappella Pratensis / Stratton Bull

Ezekiel's Eagle - A Renaissance Brotherhood celebrates St John the Evangelist - The Den Bosch Choirbooks vol. 2

  • Type SACD
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917287820
  • Catalog number CC 72878
  • Release date 14 May 2021
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At the dawn of the Renaissance the southern Dutch city of ’s-Hertogenbosch, with its abundance of churches and monasteries, was also referred to as “Little Rome”. Central to this religious scene was the Brotherhood of Our Illustrious Lady (Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap), founded in 1318. This devotional organization, which counted among its members the famous painter Hieronymus Bosch, invested considerably in recruiting and employing the best singers and organists for its chapel, which performed a wide variety of polyphonic music. No fewer than nine choirbooks with this repertoire are still preserved by the confraternity. After centuries of silence, this magnificent collection is finally sounding once again. With the five-year project The Den Bosch Choirbooks (2020-24), Cappella Pratensis, itself based in ’s-Hertogenbosch, is giving these manuscripts the attention they deserve. The project includes numerous concerts, workshops, publications, lectures and a series of five CDs. This recording thus invites listeners to imagine themselves among the confraternity members gathered in their chapel in the church of St John the Evangelist in ’s-Hertogenbosch on a sunny spring day. It is May 6, the great feast of St John Before the Latin Gate that commemorates the attempted martyrdom of the Evangelist in 92 AD.

Robbert Muuse & Misha van Weers and Cappella Pratensis in Vrije Geluiden


image Robbert Muuse & Micha van Weers and Cappella Pratensis played in Vrije Geluiden last Sunday! A wonderful performance of both the artists.The show will be rebroadcasted on Saturday 12th, from 9.00 hrs on Nederland 1.You can win a CD! Leave a comment on the Facebookmessage of Vrije Geluiden about what you thought about the performance and win!

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