In Nativitate Beatae Mariae Virginis Schola Sanctae Sunnivae (Anne Kleivset)
- 1Antiphona Ad Magnificat: Gloriosae Virginis Mariae04:28
- 2Maria: Interludium I01:47
- 3Antiphona: Nativitas Est Hodie01:49
- 4Antiphona: Ista Est Speciosa02:17
- 5Antiphona: Hec Est Regina Virginum02:17
- 6Maria: Interludium II02:11
- 7Responsorium: Corde Et Animo02:02
- 8Responsorium: Solem Iustitie02:22
- 9Responsorium: Stirps Jesse04:36
- 10Maria: Interludium III01:50
- 11Antiphona: Nativitas Gloriosae01:30
- 12Antiphona: Nativitas Est Hodie01:11
- 13Antiphona: Regali Ex Progenie01:44
- 14Maria: Interludium IV03:03
- 15Antiphona: Corde Et Animo01:31
- 16Antiphona: Cum Iucunditate01:16
- 17Antiphona Ad Benedictum: Nativitatem Hodiernam05:41
- 18Maria: Interludium V02:14
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In Nativitate Beatae MARIAE Virginis
- BIRTH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Very few liturgical codices survived the 1537 Reformation in Norway. From an Antiphonarium, a liturgical choir book for office chanting written for the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim in the 3rd quarter of the XIIIth Century, ten folios survived. Schola Sanctae Sunnivae has worked extensively with this material and focused on the surviving parts of the magnificent music in honor of the birth of the Holy Virgin Mary - Music of breathtaking spiritual and musical beauty.
Complementing the vocal offices, MARIA is originally a work in five movements by Henning Sommerro for organ based on the antiphons of the Laudes. The work was a commission for the 800th anniversary of the Our Lady Church, Trondheim in 2007 - here in an exclusive transcription for melodic percussion instruments especially for this recording.
Schola Sanctae Sunnivae
Anne Kleivset, conductor
Espen Aalberg, percussion
Lars Sitter, percussion
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Schola Sanctae Sunnivae
The Gregorian chant choir Schola Sanctae Sunnivae was established in 1992 and consists of 12–14 female singers led by founder and conductor Anne Kleivset. The schola chose Norway’s first female saint, the Irish princess Sunniva, as their patron. The ensemble is connected to the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. Schola Sanctae Sunnivae has spearheaded the restoration and performance of Gregorian chant material from Norwegian and European medieval sources and earned praise for their work from many leading institutions. The choir has recorded four CD's: De Susceptione Sanguinis Christi (1997), Rex Olavus (2000), Officium et Missae In Nativitate Sancti Ioannis Baptistae (2006) and In Nativitate Beatae MARIAE Virginis (2010). Currently the choir is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading Gregorian chant ensembles.
Anne Kleivset (*1960) has been the artistic director of the Schola Sanctae Sunnivae since the ensemble was founded in 1992. She holds degrees in Sacred music and pedagogics from the Conservatory of Trøndelag, Norway, and has studied plainchant at the Benedictine Abbey of Solesmes, France, at the Conservatory of Paris, with Rev. Kees Pouderoijen in Vienna, Austria and Eugeen Liven d’Abelardo in Amsterdam, Holland. Apart from masterminding the four CDs already released with the Schola, she has also been instrumental in the production of numerous performances where Gregorian chant meets other means of artistic expressions. For a great many years she has also been working with different folkloristic textures, through concert performances, tuition, choral work, theatre and folklore performances.