Concert de chant grégorien « REX GLORIÆ « 
publié le 28/10/2009 dans 2009

The mardi 24 novembre 2009 à 20h30 par la Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris, Jeune ensemble et Ensemble grégorien, sous la direction de Sylvain Dieudonné.

Mardi 24 novembre 2009 à 20h30

Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris, Jeune ensemble et Ensemble grégorien
Direction, Sylvain DIEUDONNÉ

 

 

Ce concert de chant grégorien et musiques médiévales (monodiques et polyphoniques) était construit autour de la thématique du Christ roi. Si la fête liturgique du Christ roi en fin novembre est assez récente, l’évocation dans les chant sacrés anciens du Christ en tant que roi de l’univers est tout à fait habituelle, en particulier autour de Noël et de l’Épiphanie, ou encore aux Rameaux, mais également tout au long de l’année…

Ce concert nous fit entendre quelques uns parmi les plus beaux chants ayant trait à cela, du chant grégorien aux polyphonies du 13ème siècle, composées ici même à Notre-Dame de Paris (École de Notre-Dame), mais aussi à Limoges (École de Saint-Martial). Mais ce concert nous fit entendre également une représentation, sous la forme d’un « drame liturgique » de la parabole évangélique des « Vierges folles et des Vierges sages » attendant avec leur lampe l’arrivée de l’Époux, le Christ roi.

 

Program

PROLOGUE
– Introït IN EXCELSO THRONO (Chant grégorien)
– Conduit à 2 voix REGNUM DEI (École de Notre-Dame)

LA VENUE DE L’ÉPOUX
– Drame liturgique SPONSUS (École de Saint-Martial de Limoges)
– Introït VENITE BENEDICTI (Chant grégorien)
– Graduel LAETATUS SUM (Chant grégorien)
– Alléluia et proses ALLELUIA – O QUAM GLORIOSUM (Chant grégorien et École de Saint-Martial de Limoges)
– Motet à 2 voix REX PACIFICUS UNICUS / REGNAT (École de Notre-Dame)

LE ROI DE GLOIRE
– Graduel TOLLITE PORTAS (Chant grégorien)
– Versus à 2 voix ARCE SIDEREA (École de Saint-Martial de Limoges)
– Offertoire et versets TUI SUNT (Chant grégorien)
– Organum duplum ALLELUIA – IUDICABUNT(École de Notre-Dame)
– Communion DOMINUS VIRTUTUM (Chant grégorien)
– Organum à 3 voix BENEDICAMUS DOMINO (École de Notre-Dame)
– Rondeau REX OMNIPOTENTIAE (École de Notre-Dame)

 

Sylvain DIEUDONNÉ

import-1136.jpgAfter 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.

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