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Corsica: Religious Music of Oral Tradition CD

Corsica: Religious Music of Oral Tradition CD

  • $1529


Recorded in 1977 in the remote Corsican village of Rusiu (or Rusio), the music featured on this album is performed in a style of medieval folk polyphony that has been adapted to the modern world. The paghiella singers—typically three, a lead tenor, a second tenor, and a bass—form a close team whose repertoire has been passed on to them over centuries through oral tradition.

Following a Mass Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Requiem Mass, the final track on the album, “Dio vi salvi Regina,” is one of the most popular songs in Corsica. Believed to be composed in the 18th century, it was performed in 1735 when Corsica was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is considered a national song.

Track listing:

1. Mass Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Introit: Antiphon "Salve sancta parens"; Psalm "Eructavit cor meum" - 2:24
2. Mass Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Kyrie - 2:51
3. Mass Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Gloria - 4:59
4. Mass Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Credo - 7:38
5. Mass Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Offertory "Beata es" - 1:01
6. Mass Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Sanctus - 1:53
7. Mass Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Pater Noster - 2:08
8. Mass Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Agnus Dei - 2:33
9. Mass Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Communion "Beata viscera" - 0:38
10. Requiem Mass: Introit: Antiphon "Requiem aeternam"; Psalm "Te Decet" - 1:59
11. Requiem Mass: Dies Irae - 7:24
12. Requiem Mass: Offertory "Domine Jesu Christe" - 2:56
13. Requiem Mass: Agnus Dei - 2:39
14. Requiem Mass: Communion "Lux aeternam" - 1:42
15. Canticles and Hymn: Benediction "O Salutaris" - 1:48
16. Canticles and Hymn: Psalm "Laudate Domine omne gentes" - 2:23
17. Canticles and Hymn: Corsican Hymn "Dio vi salvi Regina" - 6:39


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