Monferrato: Salve Regina Ensemble Céladon & Paulin Bündgen

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Label: Ricercar

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Ensemble Céladon & Paulin Bündgen

Composer: Natale Monferrato (1603-1685)

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  • Natale Monferrato (1603 - 1685):
  • 1Sic ergo Jesu de Sacramento06:02
  • 2Ad sonos pro quotlibet Sancto07:54
  • 3Regina Cæli04:40
  • 4Jubilate Deo de Beata Maria Virgine04:13
  • 5Salve Regina13:15
  • 6Vigila mortalis in omni tempore03:52
  • 7Propera Domine de Sacramento07:11
  • 8Convenite terrigenæ de Beata M. Virgine08:45
  • 9Clamo ad te de Beata Maria Virgine06:20
  • Total Runtime01:02:12

Info for Monferrato: Salve Regina

Of those composers who held the highest positions at St Mark’s basilica in Venice, Natale Monferrato (1610-85) is manifestly one of the most thoroughly forgotten nowadays. After working with the leading musicians of this prestigious institution, he succeeded Francesco Cavalli as maestro di cappella in 1676. His output, consisting exclusively of sacred music, includes some twenty collections published between 1647 and 1681. Although he wrote a great deal of polyphonic music, he also produced three collections of Motetti a voce sola. Most unusually, these three books accord an important place to compositions for the often neglected alto voice. They are so voluminous that only the Libro Terzo of 1666 was used for this recording. The motets are divided into varied and contrasted sections that range from the spirit of recitative to that of the aria, using very diverse forms in a manner that is bound to remind us of the models of opera as it developed in Venice from 1637 onwards. This world premiere recording blazes the trail for discovery of an undeservedly neglected composer.

Ensemble Céladon
Paulin Bündgen, artistic direction

Paulin Bündgen
sings with the ensembles Doulce Mémoire, Akadêmia, Clématis, le Concert de l'Hostel-Dieu, Vox Luminis, Elyma, le Concert Spirituel, les Traversées Baroques... in Europe (France, UK, Germany, Polland, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Belgium, Monaco, Croatia, Lativa, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands...), Russia, Middle-West (Morocco, Turquey, Israël), USA (Miami) and Asia (Taïwan).

He has sang in prestigious festivals: Ambronay, Beaune, Utrecht, Innsbruck, la Chaise-Dieu, the Flanders festival, Vézelay... He founded his own group in 1999, l'ensemble Céladon, whom with he regularly sings in France and abroad. ​

In opera, Paulin Bündgen has sung the parts of Pastore in Monteverdi's Orfeo, Mercurio in Landi's La Morte d'Orfeo, Cirilla in Cavalli's Gli Amori di Dafne e Appollo, Endimione in Cavalli's la Calisto, Ottone in l’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi, in the prestigious Opera Houses of Versailles, le Châtelet, la Cité de la Musique, Metz's Arsenal, Rennes, Massy, Royal Opera House in Namur, Grand Théâtre de Reims, Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, London's English National Opera.

He has sang under the direction of conductors Gabriel Garrido, Paul Agnew, Jean Tubéry, Jérôme Corréas, Leonardo Garcia-Alarcón, Françoise Lasserre, Hervé Niquet, and has been staged by Christophe Rauck, Alain Perroux, Pierre-Alain Four.

Paulin Bündgen is regularly invited to sing in the main capitals of the world: Paris, Moscow, Geneva, London, Monaco, Bruxelles, Lisbon, Praga, Taïpei, Warsow, Riga, Rome, Istanbul... ​

His curiosity drove him to sing in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's dance-show Mea Culpa, with Turkish musician Kudsi Erguner or beside folk singer Kyrie Kristmanson.

He is also very keen on contemporary music and has performed works (including first performances) by Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi, Pierre-Adrien Charpy, Régis Campo, Pierre Bartholomée... He worked in close collaboration with the composer Jean-Philippe Goude and recorded the album Aux Solitudes with him. He also is the author of the album of electronic music Étrange Septembre, published in 2007.

The world famous composer Michael Nyman wrote for him and l'ensemble Céladon in 2016.

He recorded more than thirty CDs, covering a wide repertoire going from medieval songs to contemporary music.

This album contains no booklet.

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