Laude: Joy & Mystery
eOne Music EOM-CD-7789
Anonymous: Vergene bella (1:48); Ave mater, O Maria (3:33); Laudiam l’amor divino (3:21)
Laude, or songs of praise, inspire this collection, the fourth appearance of the all-male vocal ensemble Lionheart on eOne Music. Comprised of musical gems from 13th and 14th century Italy, this collection of a cappella melodies is drawn from Il Laudario di Cortona, which preserves poetic texts and music, as well as the Laudario of the Compagnia di Sant’Agnese, which also includes masterful illuminations, such as the one on the cover of this recording.