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Trio Mediaeval
Soir, dit-elle

Anna Maria Friman soprano
Linn Andrea Fuglseth soprano
Torunn Østrem Ossum soprano
 
Oleh Harkavyy Kyrie (2002)
Leonel Power Gloria / Missa “Alma redemptoris mater”
Gavin Bryars Laude novella (2002)
Gavin Bryars Ave regina gloriosa (2003)
Leonel Power Credo / Missa “Alma redemptoris mater”
Andrew Smith Ave Maria (2000)
Andrew Smith Regina caeli (2002)
Gavin Bryars Ave donna santissima (2002)
Leonel Power Sanctus / Missa “Alma redemptoris mater”
Ivan Moody The Troparion of Kassiani (1999)
Gavin Bryars Venite a laudare (2002)
Ivan Moody A Lion’s Sleep (2002)
Leonel Power Agnus Dei / Missa “Alma redemptoris mater”
Alma redemptoris mater

Recorded April 2003
ECM New Series 1869
 
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The Trio Mediaeval made a powerful impact in 2001 with their debut album “Words of the Angel”, their highly distinctive "Scandinavian" vocal sound bringing something fresh to the performance of sacred music. “Soir, dit-elle”, with equal persuasiveness, reverses the ratio of old to new music... The uniqueness of their vocal blend has encouraged composers Gavin Bryars, Ivan Moody, Andrew Smith and Oleh Harkavyy to write new music for the three women singers. Contemporary works are here interwoven with the “Alma redemtoris” mass of Leonel Power, the great English composer and theorist who ranks alongside Dunstable as one of the defining forces of 15th century sacred music.