Gregorian chant concert "Puer natus EST"
Posted on 23/11/2010 in 2010

The mardi 29 décembre 2010 à 20h30

Mardi 28 décembre 2010 à 20h30

Master of Notre-Dame de Paris,
Ensemble grégorien
Ensemble instrumental
Direction, Sylvain DIEUDONNÉ

 

Évocation de la nuit de Noël. Les chants et la procession des bergers en marche vers la crèche du nouveau-né, dans une atmosphère à la fois douce et joyeuse… Les polyphonies de l’École de Notre-Dame résonneront également sous les voûtes de la cathédrale. Les instruments médiévaux achèveront de donner à ce concert toute la diversité des sonorités médiévales.

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 autour des fêtes de Noël, en l’honneur de la venue du Messie, Fils de Dieu, 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

 

PROGRAMME

– Introït grégorien DUM MEDIUM SILENTIUM
– Conduit à 1 voix de l’École de Notre Dame DUM MEDIUM SILENTIUM
– Rondeau de l’École de Notre Dame PATER CREATOR OMNIUM
– Hymne grégorienne CHRISTE REDEMPTOR
– Motet à 2 voix de l’École de Notre Dame VERBUM PATREM GENUIT
– Pièce instrumentale LUCENTE STELLA
– Drame liturgique LES PASTEURS
– Introït grégorien DOMINUS DIXIT AD ME
– Motet à 3 voix de l’École de Notre Dame FORMAM HOMINIS
– Répons grégorien QUEM VIDISTIS
– Pièce instrumentale ESTAMPIE
– Rondeau de l’École de Notre Dame BEATA NOBIS GAUDIA
– Pièce instrumentale CANTIGA
– Conduit à 3 voix VERBUM PATRIS HUMANATUR
– Introït tropé GAUDEAMUS… PUER NATUS EST
– Motet VIDE PROPHETIE
– Organum VIDERUNT OMNES
– Rondeau CIRCA CANIT MICHAEL

 

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 master's degree Notre-Dame de Paris, a disc dedicated to the own repertoire of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in the early 13th century, Surrexit Christus (Vespers and Easter Procession) fruit of a work of Search for several years. The exit is planned at the beginning of 2010 at Hortus.

 

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.

 

Find all the concerts of the 2010-2011 season By clicking here.

 

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Christmas time at Notre-Dame de Paris

The crib, from the first Sunday of Advent (Saturday, November 27, 2010) to the feast of the presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Wednesday, February 2, 2011).
The Nocturnes of the crib, every Saturday and Sunday until 20:45.
The tree on the forecourt, from the first Sunday of Advent (Saturday, November 27, 2010) to the feast of the presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Wednesday, February 2, 2011).
The "Advent words", on Sundays 28 November, 5, 12 and 19 December 2010.
The Exceptional concert: Christmas Oratorio de Johann - Sebastian BACH, Tuesday, November 30, 2010.
The Christmas Concert, Monday, December 20, 2010.
Christmas OfficesOn December 24th and 25th.
The CD "at the Coming of Christmas", bringing together the musical formations of the cathedral.
The Gregorian Chant concert "Stink Natus is", 29 December 2010.

but also:
The concert "Marian Polyphonys of the Renaissance", Tuesday, December 7, 2010.
The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2010.
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 11 December 2010.
The mass of Saint Eloi, 12 December 2010.
The Grand organ recital by James-Davis CHRISTIE, Tuesday, December 14, 2010.
The homage to Yves Deverny, Saturday, January 29th, 2011.
The Exceptional concert: Requiem of Fauré and Symphony of Psalms de Stravinsky, Tuesday, February 1, 2011.

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