Concert de chant grégorien et musique médiévale « Planctus Mariae »
published on 22/03/2012 in 2012

le mardi 3 avril 2012 à 20h30

Mardi 3 avril 2012 à 20h30

Chant grégorien, musiques médiévales et créations contemporaines
– Vocal ensemble of Notre-Dame de Paris
– Direction, Sylvain DIEUDONNÉ

 

 

Ce concert, au cœur de la semaine sainte, nous invite à une méditation sur la Passion, à partir des sept dernières paroles du Christ sur la croix et de la déploration (Planctus) de Marie au pied de la croix. Il est construit à partir d’un choix de répons grégoriens de la semaine sainte dont l’intensité tout à la fois spirituelle, intérieure et dramatique sert également de ferment à deux créations de jeunes musiciens compositeurs, issus de la Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris. La prose « Stabat iuxta Christi crucem » et le « Planctus » de Godefroy de Saint-Victor offrent quant à eux une lyrique et une poésie tout à fait caractéristiques, emprunte de douleur, d’amour et d’humanité. Le concert s’ouvre par le chant du « De profundis », composition particulièrement intense du compositeur estonien Arvo Pärt, et se termine par la célèbre hymne grégorienne « Vexilla regis » évoquant avec éloquence la crucifixion…

 

Program

Arvo Pärt (1935)
De profondis
(voix d’hommes, orgue et percussion)

Graduel grégorien
Christus factus est

Répons grégorien
Sicut ovis

Raphaël Mas (1984)
Les 7 dernières paroles du Christ
(voix d’hommes et clarinette) [création]

Répons grégorien
Tenebræ factæ sunt

Rondeau de l’École de Notre-Dame
A sinu Patris mittitur

Prose du codex Las Huelgas (XIVe)
Stabat iuxta Christi crucem

Répons grégorien
O vos omnes

Grégoire Rolland (1989)
Caligaverunt oculi mei
(voix d’hommes, orgue et percussion) [création]

Godefroy de Saint-Victor (1125-1194)
Planctus ante necia

Répons grégorien
Plange quasi virgo

Hymne grégorienne
Vexilla regis

 

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 2012 in Notre-Dame de Paris

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Palm and passion Sunday April 1, 2012 : 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, April 3, 2012 : Concert of the Holy Week
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 pm : Messe chrism
Holy Thursday, April 5, 2012 : Office of Darkness, Mass in memory of the Last Supper and procession to the Reposoir
Holy Friday, April 6, 2012 : Office of Darkness, veneration of the Holy Crown of Thorns, Office of the Choir, way of the cross, office of Passion
Saturday, April 7, 2012 : Office of Darkness, Pascale vigil
Easter Sunday 8 April 2012 : Offices, Masses

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