ECM 2166 A Worcester Ladymass web site

Release Date:

February 24, 2011

Oslo’s Trio Mediaeval presents a reconstruction of a 13th century votive Mass to the Virgin Mary, based on surviving manuscripts from a Benedectine Abbey in the English Midlands. Inserted amid the medieval music are a Credo and Benedicamus Domino specially composed for this programme by Gavin Bryars: the old and the new intermingle in the work of this vocal ensemble. Anna Maria Friman: “The members of Trio Mediaeval feel that performing medieval music today gives us the freedom to let our imagination and ideas flow, as though we are creating contemporary music.”

Gavin’s Notes:


Anna Maria Friman
Linn Andrea Fuglseth
Torunn Ă˜strem Ossum


Salve sancta parens
Munda Maria
Sposa rectoris omnium
O sponsa Dei electa
O Maria virgo pia
Benedicta/ Virgo Dei genetrix
Credo (2008) Gavin Bryars
Felix namque
Salve rosa florum
Grata iuvencula
Inviolata integra mater
De supernis sedibus
Dulciflua tua memoria
Agnus Dei
Beata viscera
Alma Dei genetrix
Benedicamus Domino (2008) Gavin Bryars

Playable Tracks

Gavin Bryars