The Conductus in Castile
The Cistercian Nunnery of Las Huelgas was one of the largest in Europe; enjoying immense royal prestige, it was also one of the most powerful ecclesiastical institutions in Spain. At some point in the 1320s, the nunnery assembled one of the largest collections of polyphonic music to survive today. The so-called Las Huelgas manuscript includes works from all over Europe, and from the late twelfth century up to the time the manuscript was copied, including conductus, sequence and motet. Some indigenous pieces were added later in its history. ‘The Conductus in Castile’ captures the cosmopolitan and transcendent qualities of the Las Huelgas repertory, and brings the scintillating music of the fourteenth century to life for the twenty-first.
is a musical journey from Iceland to the Mediterranean along the shores of Scandinavia and Great Britain presenting chants from the Icelandic Office of St Thorlak, Norwegian hymns, English medieval carols, Italian Laude and new music commissioned by the Trio Mediaeval.
The Trio Mediaeval has been performing with the Norwegian jazz trumpeter Arve Henriksen for many years. This artistic collaboration fosters a sympathetic dialogue between ancient music, jazz and improvisation, and has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike at London's Wigmore Hall, as well as at numerous international festivals. Their ECM recording “Rimur” has been released in March 2017 to great critical acclaim. In their new programme "Rimur" the artists explore the mediaeval musical connection between Norway and Iceland presenting chants and folk songs from both countries.
A cooperation with the Jazz Trio Mats Eilertsen Trio. Watch a video
The Trio Mediaeval presents new arrangements of Norwegian ballads and songs accompanied by the hardanger fiddle, the melody chimes and the shruti box.
| David LANG || Reason to believe (2011) |
| John ADAMS || Grand Pianola Music (1982) |
| CHRISTMAS SONGS || arr. by Gaute Storaas, Helge Sunde |
| FOLK SONGS || arr. by Helge Sunde, Peter Winroth |
| TONU KORVITS || Kellamäng-Bells (2016) |
| ANDREW SMITHS || Songs of Solomon: Rose of Sharon (2013) |
| JULIA WOLFE || Steel hammer (2009) |
| MICHAEL GORDON, DAVID LANG, JULIA WOLFE || Shelter (2005) |
| MEDIEVAL HYMNS || Arr. Trio Mediaeval, Arve Henriksen, Helge Sunde, Jon Øivind Ness |