Alla francesca - Discantus - Brigitte Lesne

Universi populi

Music from Prague and Bohemia manuscripts, between 12th and 15th century

Sacred chants in Prague at the dawn of the Renaissance

"Female voices are transported by a blessed breath...
"The rich and toned tone of the ensemble is perfect for this remarkable and charming repertoire...


Discantus ensemble / 7 to 9 women's voices & bells
Brigitte Lesne / Direction

Universi populi simul iam gaudete ... / "All peoples, rejoice together ..."

Gregorian chant, singing to St. Ludmila and St. Wenceslas
Motets and cantiones sacrae
Manuscripts of St. George Convent,

This program illustrates the influence of the Latin liturgical repertoire throughout Europe from the 12th to the 15th century, and particularly in the manuscripts of the convent of St. George (female monastery), located in the heart of Prague Castle, from the beginning of the millennium.

It is also the first time that Discantus goes forward in time, during the 14th and 15th centuries, with motets and cantiones sacrae where the know-how of the ensemble explodes in all its beauty.

Creation 2005
CD 2006 at Zig-Zag territoires


Universi populi / Cantio
Dicantus / CD "Universi populi" / Zig Zag Territoires 2006

Natus est Emmanuel / Motet
Dicantus / CD "Universi populi" / Zig Zag Territoires 2006

Rorate celi desuper / Introït
Dicantus / CD "Universi populi" / Zig Zag Territoires 2006

Discantus / Zig-Zag Territoires