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Orlando Consort • 'Voices Appeared: La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc'

Orlando Consort • 'Voices Appeared: La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc'

Saturday, April 9 2016 | 8 pm
$15 Ages 30 & under
$10 Duke students

Reserved Seating

In a special performance, Britain’s Orlando Consort accompany a screening of the landmark Carl Theodor Dreyer silent film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928) with the music of Dufay, Binchois, and other fifteenth century composers. For twenty-five years this five-voice ensemble has produced renaissance vocal music noted for its vibrancy and precision; The New York Times praises their “consummate mastery and refinement.”

At Duke Performances, the Orlando Consort honor the rich and meticulous period detail of Dreyer’s depiction of medieval France with a vivid live soundtrack of motets and plainsong. To further link the film and music, they have selected only music that was composed during Joan of Arc’s lifetime: 1412-1431. Renée Falconetti’s rapturous performance as the title heroine in the movie remains a landmark in the history of cinema; even devoted fans of the film will find new depths in Dreyer’s masterpiece when it is coupled with the Orlando Consort’s deeply moving score.


Guillaume Dufay: Je me complains and Vexilla Regis
Hymbert de Salinis: Salve Regina and Jesus Salvator, Quo Vulneratus Est
Gilles Binchois: Salve Sancta Parens, Sanctus, Deo Gracias, and Agnus Dei
Anonymous: Plainchant Antiphon for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, Stetit Angelus; O Redemptor Sume Carmen; Te Deum; Agincourt Carol; Gaude Dei Genitrix, and Regina Saeculi Reparatrix
Estienne Grossin: Imera dat Hodierno and Agnus Dei
Johannes Le Grant: Gloria and Kyrie
Richard Loqueville: O Regina Clementissima and Sanctus
Benoit: Gaude, Tu Baptista
Johannes Reson: Salve Regina and Ave Verum Corpus
Johannes Cesaris: Pour la Douleur
Reginaldus Libert: Benedicta Es Virgo, Salve Sancta Parens, Kyrie, and Agnus Dei
Beltrame Ferragut: Francorum Nobilitati
Johannes de Lymburgia: Descendi in Hortum Meum
Johannes Franchois de Gemblaco: “Amen” from Gloria
Gautier Libert: De Tristesse
Franchois Lebertoul: O Mortalis Homo
Johannes Tapissier: Eva Dulcis
Billart: Salve Virgo Virginum/Vita, Via, Veritas