Rorate Mass (16th century)
- The Schola Tynskeho chramu (Tyn Church School) has just released a CD (in a
limited run of 2000 copies) of the 16th century Czech Rorate (a.k.a.
Angelic or Golden) Mass. The production is based on three period manuscript
codices - the primary source is a 1592-1604 illustrated Czech gradual from
Hradec Kralove. The patrem and sanctus duets are taken from a 1585-6 Czech
rorate book, and songs for some voices are drawn from the 1574-1595
Benes'ov Cancional - some were written by Jan Trojan Turnovsky
(c.1550-fl.1606). This is truly beautiful, and well worth a listen.
The CD is entitled "RORATE: ceske adventni zpevy 16. stoleti". The
distributor is Rosa Music in Prague < http://www/rosamusic.cz > (fax:
+420.224.314.149, orders may also be sent to webmaster@...).
I have no idea what the CD is retailing at, I'm afraid, my copies were
payment for translating the sleeve notes!
Alastair Millar, BSc(Hons) - alastair@...
Consultancy and translation for the heritage industry
P.O.Box 11, CZ 413 01 Roudnice, Czech Republic