Gregorian Chant Concert "PUER NATUS EST"
published on 10/12/2009 in 2009

The mardi 29 décembre 2009 à 20h30 par la Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris, Jeune ensemble et Ensemble grégorien, sous la direction de Sylvain Dieudonné.

Mardi 29 décembre 2009 à 20h30

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

Le répertoire musical de Notre-Dame de Paris s’est constitué très tôt dans l’histoire de la musique : ce concert en témoigna, puisque l’Ensemble grégorien de Notre-Dame de Paris nous proposa d’entendre des pièces grégoriennes et des polyphonies datant des XIIe et XIIIe siècles, créées à l’époque où d’audacieux architectes concevaient puis bâtissaient la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Le programme s’attacha en particulier à reconstituer les musiques qui ont pu être interprétées à la cathédrale lors des offices de Noël au Moyen-Âge. Elaborées pour la plupart au sein même de Notre-Dame, ces prières ont traversé les siècles et toute leur pureté résonnera à nouveau sous les voûtes séculaires.

 

Program

Ce concert de Chant grégorien et de musique médiévale fut une évocation de la nuit de Noël autour d’un drame liturgique du XIIIe siècle relatant l’annonce de la Nativité faite par les anges aux bergers, puis la procession de ceux-ci vers la crèche de Bethléem. Des instruments médiévaux (vièle, flûte, cornemuse, percussion) vinrent accompagner le chant des bergers, en soutenant leur adoration ou en exprimant leur joie par des danses diverses, tandis que des polyphonies de l’École de Notre-Dame vinrent également faire résonner les voûtes de Notre-Dame. Dans la douceur paisible de Noël, c’est toutes la richesse de la musique du temps des cathédrales que nous fûmes invités à entendre lors de cette soirée.

– 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
– Drame liturgique du XIIIe siècle : LES PASTEURS
– Motet à 3 voix de l’École de Notre-Dame : FORMAM HOMINIS
– Répons grégorien : QUEM VIDISTIS
– Rondeau de l’École de Notre-Dame : ECCE MUNDI GAUDIUM
– Introït tropé : GAUDEAMUS… PUER NATUS EST
– Conduit à 3 voix de l’École de Notre-Dame : A SOLIS ORTUS CARDINE
– Motet à 2 voix de l’École de Notre-Dame : VIDE PROPHETIE
– Organum à 4 voix de l’École de Notre-Dame : VIDERUNT OMNES
– Rondeau de l’École de Notre-Dame : CIRCA CANIT MICHAEL

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Cost participation: €18
Toutes réductions 10 €
Gratuit pour les moins de 15 ans accompagnés

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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.

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