Gregorian chant concert and great organ "O crux Ave"
publié le 18/01/2011 dans 2011

The mardi 19 avril 2011 à 20h30

Mardi 19 avril 2011 à 20h30

Mastery of Notre-Dame de Paris, Gregorian ensemble
Direction, Sylvain DIEUDONNÉ

Grand orgue, Philippe LEFEBVRE

 

 

Le répertoire musical de Notre-Dame de Paris s’est constitué très tôt dans l’histoire de la musique : ce concert en témoigne, puisque l’Ensemble grégorien de Notre-Dame de Paris nous propose d’entendre des pièces grégoriennes et des polyphonies datant du XIIIe siècle, créées à l’époque où d’audacieux architectes concevaient puis bâtissaient la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
Le programme s’attache en particulier à reconstituer les musiques qui ont pu être interprétées au cours des offices de la Semaine Sainte au Moyen-Âge. Elaborées pour la plupart au sein même de Notre-Dame, ces prières ont traversé les siècles et toute leur pureté résonne à nouveau sous les voûtes séculaires de la cathédrale, amplifiée par les alternances au grand orgue.

 

Program
Prologue
Antienne de procession « Collegerunt »

Grand orgue : Choral Aus Tiefer Not de Jean Sébastien BACH (1685-1750)

1er tableau, 1er mystère : Prière du Christ à Gethsémani
Répons grégorien « Tristis est »
Communion grégorienne « Pater »
Impropères

Grand orgue : Prière du Christ montant vers son Père by Olivier MESSIAEN (1908-1992)

2ème tableau, 2ème mystère : La flagellation
Récit de la Passion
Répons à 2 voix « Circumdederunt »
Impropères

Grand orgue : Improvisation

3ème tableau, 3ème mystère: Le couronnement d’épines
Récit de la Passion
Répons grégorien « Opprobrium »
Impropères

Grand orgue : Improvisation

4ème tableau, 4ème mystère : Le portement de la croix
Récit de la Passion
Répons grégorien « Eram quasi agnus »
Impropères

Grand orgue : Crucifixion Excerpt from the Symphony-Passion by Marcel DUPRÉ (1886-1971)

5ème tableau, 5ème mystère : La crucifixion
Récit de la Passion
Conduit à 2 voix de l’École de Notre-Dame « Clavus pungens »
Récit de la Passion
Planctus à 1 voix « Planctus ante nescia »
Répons grégorien « Tenebrae factae sunt »
Rondeaude l’École de Notre-Dame « A sinu Patris »

Final
Hymne grégorienne « Vexilla regis » alternée avec le grand orgue

 

Philippe LEFEBVRE

Depuis 1985, Philippe Lefebvre est organiste titulaire du Grand Orgue de Notre-Dame de Paris avec Olivier Latry And Jean - Pierre Leguay.

Philippe LEFEBVRE découvre l’orgue à l’âge de 15 ans à la tribune de Notre-Dame de Paris où il rencontre le célèbre organiste Pierre COCHEREAU. Après des études au Conservatoire de Lille il entre au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris où il obtient les premiers prix d’orgue, d’improvisation, de fugue et de contrepoint.

A l’âge de 19 ans il est nommé organiste de la cathédrale d’Arras et obtient quelques années plus tard le Prix de la Fondation de la Vocation et en 1971 le Premier prix d’improvisation du concours international de Lyon.

En 1973 il remporte le grand prix d’improvisation du concours international de Chartres et devient ensuite organiste titulaire de cette prestigieuse cathédrale. Dès lors, sa carrière le conduit dans le monde entier où il est l’invité des grands festivals tant en soliste qu’avec orchestre. Il donne régulièrement des concerts et des master-classes en Europe, aux Etats-Unis, au Japon, en Russie et dans les pays de l’Est et réalise de nombreux enregistrements discographiques.

En 1985 il est nommé organiste titulaire de Notre-Dame de Paris où, avec Olivier LATRY et Jean-Pierre LEGUAY, il succède à son maître Pierre COCHEREAU.

Parallèlement à sa carrière de concertiste Philippe LEFEBVRE est aussi « manager » et a été pendant plus de vingt ans directeur du Conservatoire National de Lille, le plus ancien de France, qui sous sa direction est devenu l’un des plus réputés avec 1700 élèves.
Il a ensuite été nommé directeur de la Maîtrise de la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris et depuis plusieurs années il est professeur d’improvisation au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.

Depuis 2007, Philippe LEFEBVRE, tout en étant organiste titulaire de la Cathédrale, est le directeur général des services de la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

Il est considéré comme l’un des interprètes et improvisateurs les plus représentatifs de l’art français.

 

Sylvain DIEUDONNÉ

After studying violin at the Conservatoire National de Région de Versailles, Sylvain Dini joined the Conservatoire national Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 1988, where he won six first prizes: harmony, counterpoint, Fugue, orchestration, analysis and finally Gregorian Choir direction that will soon become its specialty. He deepened the study of Gregorian chant, including Canon Jean Janneteau and the Fathers Dom Jean Claire and Dom Saulnier of the Atelier de musical palaeographic study of the Abbey of Saint Pierre de Solesmes. Finally, for some years he has specialized in medieval vielle with bow.

He has been a professor of analysis and writing at the Vichy National School of Music for ten years. Appointed in 1994 as head of choir at Notre-Dame de Paris, he has in charge the department of Medieval Music: pedagogy, research, concerts at Notre-Dame de Paris and finally liturgy with the Gregorian mass which he directs every week at Notre-Dame de Paris, Offering continuity and permanence of this repertoire in the first cathedral of France. He also takes responsibility for artistic programming for medieval music as part of the concert season at Notre-Dame de Paris.

In the context of the development of the activities of the Department of Medieval Music and the teaching that it provides to the various choirs that make up the master's degree Notre-Dame de Paris (children, young Ensemble, adults) it sets up partnerships with Musicians and ensembles, such as Brigitte Lesne and ensemble Alla Francesca, Dominique Vellard, Marie-Noel Colette, Antoine Guerber and ensemble Diabolus in Musica or Jean-Yves hameline.

Sylvain Dini combines his work as a conductor of choir and pedagogue and as a researcher. A large part of his work is devoted to the study of manuscripts, where a place of choice is reserved for the repertoire of the School of Notre-Dame. He carried out an important work of restitution of works which took place both in the programmes of concerts which he directed at Notre-Dame de Paris but also everywhere in France and abroad, as in the record recordings which he directed. His research work was also hailed in 1994 by a first prize in the class of musical civilization at the Conservatoire National de Paris region with a dissertation on the restitution and analysis of Gregorian pieces of the feast of the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. This work gave rise, in 1997, to a recording with the mastery of Notre-Dame de Paris entitled Hypapante (5 Diapasons, 9 repertoire). In 2005, still with the master's degree Notre-Dame de Paris, he recorded a record devoted to the Marian repertoire Mater Dulcissima, which was hailed by critics, notably by the International journal Golberg.

He recently recorded with the Gregorian ensemble of the mastery Notre-Dame de Paris, a record dedicated to the own repertoire of Notre-Dame Cathedral in the early 13Th century, Surrexit Christus (Vespers and Easter processions), the result of a work of search for several years.

 

Sacred Music at Notre-Dame de Paris

Import-1184. jpgMusic has always been an integral part of the life of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. It was at that time that the arches were raised in the sky to form the choir of the church, which was born in the school of Notre-Dame and its large polyphonys. The audacity of the cathedral builders responded to that of the musicians. Since then, the musical tradition of Notre-Dame de Paris has maintained itself at the highest level and each generation has come to bring its stone to the prestigious building that constitutes the musical history of the cathedral.

Aware of this secular heritage, the national and international influence of the activities and the excellence of the training provided by the master's degree Notre-Dame de Paris, the state, the city of Paris and the diocesan Association of Paris decided In 1991 to create the Association sacred Music in Notre-Dame de Paris.

Responsible for the artistic and administrative coordination of all musical aspects of the cathedral, sacred music in Notre-Dame de Paris has for essential missions the musical teaching and the training of singers, the musical animation of Liturgical celebrations of the cathedral, the organization of concerts and hearings, the musicology research around the heritage of Notre-Dame de Paris, the diffusion and musical creation.

A very complete vocal and instrumental device is implemented at the service of these missions. The central element is the master's degree Notre-Dame de Paris, composed of several ensembles (children's choir, young ensemble, Adult choir in professional formation, Gregorian Ensemble), to which are occasionally joined by baroque orchestras or Symphonic. The great organ, the choir organ and the team of organists attached to them are also major actors.

The concert season, the organ hearings on Sunday afternoon, the reception each year of fifty choirs from around the world, as well as the daily presence of the music at Notre-Dame de Paris, testify to a requirement of musical quality in Harmony with the exceptional vocation of this high place.

 

 

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Holy Week and Easter 2011 at Notre-Dame de Paris

Access to the cathedral, Roman Catholic cult place, is free and free. To attend one of the many liturgical celebrations of the cathedral (masses, Offices...), you only need to join the audience a few minutes before the start of the celebration. Participation in liturgical celebrations is public and free, no reservation is necessary or possible.
It is only advisable to arrive 15 to 20 minutes in advance.
Participation in liturgical celebrations is open to the public and free of charge, it is not necessary and not possible to make a reservation. To expect services, please take any seat in the nave 15 to 20 minuts before services.

Palm Sunday and Passion 17 April 2011 : Office and masses with ritual opening of the doors of the cathedral, blessing of the twigs, reading of the Passion, Conclusion of the cycle of Lenten conferences
Tuesday Saint April 19 2011 : Concert of the Holy Week
Wednesday Saint April 20 2011 : Messe chrism
Holy Thursday 21 April 2011 : Office of Darkness, Mass in memory of the Last Supper and procession to the Reposoir
Holy Friday 22 April 2011 : Office of Darkness, veneration of the Holy Crown of Thorns, Office of the Choir, way of the cross, office of Passion
Saturday Holy 23 April 2011 : Office of Darkness, Pascale vigil
Easter Sunday 24 April 2011 : Offices, masses, hearing at the great organ

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