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listen11. Sequence: Missus Gabriel de celis 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Prosa: Gaude virgo gratiosa (chant) 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen17. Agnus dei: Virtute numinis 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Communion: Beata viscera (chant & song) 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
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ANONYMOUS 4

RUTH CUNNINGHAM
MARSHA GENENSKY
SUSAN HELLAUER
JACQUELINE HORNER-KWIATEK

Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound. Celebrating their 25th anniversary during the 2011-12 season, the ensemble has ... Read more in Amazon's Anonymous 4 Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 8, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B0000007DL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,591 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In the six years since this female quartet astonished the music world with its clear- voiced, impeccably sung renditions of medieval chant and polyphonic music, chant rose from the dark and dusty corners of classical music to enjoy a phenomenal run at center stage. New and reissued chant recordings achieved sales figures normally reserved for popular music. This is the recording that started it all (that Spanish monks disc came later), winning awards and earning near- permanent resident status on the national charts. Spiritually moving and vocally revelatory, this program re-creates a kind of mass sung in English churches during the 13th and 14th centuries. With their warm tone and perfect intonation, these four singers achieve an expressiveness that is rare among chant interpreters, most effective in the seductive, highly ornamented "Kyrie." The sound is exemplary--although a studio recording, it perfectly conveys the atmosphere of an English cathedral. --David Vernier

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This is certainly true in this recording, which is wonderful in tone.
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My spirits and mind were truly transported to heaven.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 11, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Transport yourself to another time and another place with this mystical, mysterious, ethereal gem of an album. Fans of the "Chant" series will find themselves right at home, but this recording has a much broader appeal. While the "Chant" recordings focused on plainsong which tends towards unison tedium, this album -- and all the works of the fantastic Anonymous 4 -- offers a more accessible, harmonious sound. The beautiful, acapella harmonies of these four women are bound to fascinate and soothe any listener from any time. Putting in this CD and immersing yourself in the waves of sound can be a truly transcendant experiance; just listening will stop you in your tracks and allow you some quiet, contemplative time to center yourself or calm frazzled nerves. What better way to take a break from the hectic, day-to-day tribulations of the modern world than by escaping to another time entirely? Listen, and find yourself inexorably drawn back to a midieval -- almost primal -- calm. An essential recording: not to be missed.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 11, 1999
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This recording, which breathes a vibrant life into these anonymous mediaeval compositions, is a treasure, and one of the most rewarding discs in the recent avalanche of early music recordings. The spectacular singing of this quartet is well-known, but at least as much praise must be given to their generous and shrewd selection of tunes.
This disc is particularly notable for the 'Sanctus' they have chosen - it may well be the most perfect 'Sanctus' you'll ever hear: concise, gorgeous, polished, simple, yet possessing a profound beauty - it is a gem. Also of great interest are 'Jesu Christe Milde Moder' - a Stabat Mater in the Old English vernacular, and a beautiful version of the Marian hymn 'Ave Maris Stella'.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on October 10, 2005
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The Ladymass is a special votive mass dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary - most major cathedrals would have a daily mass in the Lady chapel (a smaller worship space within the cathedral), and some churches would have special masses in honour of the Virgin on Saturdays. According to Hellauer, 'Of the English polyphony preserved from this time, almost all of which is sacred, roughly two-thirds is in honour of the Virgin.' The work here does not occur in one set piece as it might have back in the medieval times, for no complete records of this sort have survived. The Anonymous 4 have pieced together elements including chants, motets, and other mass elements to complete the task.

The voices of the Anonymous 4 are markedly different from men-and-boys choirs or monks that are typically the recording artists of this kind of music. It is often forgotten that such music was sung by women and monastic communities of nuns in the medieval time, too. One critic remarked, 'There is a captivating simplicity and directness about their performance, which naturally avoids many of the pitfalls of an overstretched attempt at reconstruction.' This is certainly true in this recording, which is wonderful in tone.

There is a spirit to the music. It is remarkable that a group with three sopranos and an alto could give such breadth and depth to the music, but it certainly is true of their performances. This particular recording is the first of theirs done for Harmonia Mundi.

-- Liner Notes --

This text accompaniment to this disc is very full, so much so that the booklet is not contained within the jewel case, but rather within a slipcover in which both the CD/jewel case and the booklet reside.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Rene on August 22, 2000
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I first learned of the existence of Anonymous 4 from a National Public Radio program. This music deserves a wider exposure, but it also has some of the appeal of being something secret or rare. It expresses the timelessness of faith with lyrics sung in the ancient Latin and having been written so long ago. "Chant" by the Benedictine Monks was popular a few years ago and should not be confused with Anonymous 4's music. The "Polyphany" in the title is important. Chant creates a wonderful reverant and cloistered atmosphere. But, the four voices singing in polyphany creates something angelic and wonderful. I think this music is best enjoyed in the background while reading an inspiring book or taking comtemplative time. It is serious and spiritual but also relaxing and meditative. I highly recommend this particular CD.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By vampyra@mail.com on September 22, 2000
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Anonymous 4, has a way of getting deep down into your gut, and ripping out any shred of fear, spite, dismay, anger, anything negative you may have. They are a wonderous voice, that make sensuality a peak of unimaginable tastes that the mind can only begin to fathom. They make the soul become alive with love, and feelings that you thought only existed in fairytails. I reccommend them to anyone who has a sensual soul, or is a hopless romantic, or just always dreamed of having the feelnig of tranquility.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 10, 2001
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If you come home from work stressed out and no place to go,
try going to the CD player and trying this one, especially if you are spiritual, you will most surely will enjoy. The sounds that come from the the ladies are so remarkable and enchanting
( no pun there intended ) . I can only say I love music from rock to soul to R & B to Classical to New Age , right on down to country and this I would say is classical/Spiritual/Relaxation. Thank you ... for suggesting it to me. So I will "Play It Forward."
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