Music of unearthly purity from Iceland to the Mediterranean, via the coasts of Scandinavia and England. Beguiling melodies and close harmonies, sung with the vocal blend that has given Trio Mediaeval an international cult following. Twelfth-century songs for the Icelandic St Thorlak, mesmerising 14th-century polyphony, new music written for and by Trio Mediaeval, performed by the legendary Scandinavian vocal trio.
Anon. (Gregorian Chant): Salve regina Anon. (13th-century England): Salve mater misericordiae Anon. (12th-century Italy) arr. A.M. Friman (b. 1972) & L.A. Fuglseth (b. 1969): Fammi cantar Office of St. Thorlak (14th-century Iceland): Vespers responsory Anders Jormin (b. 1957): Ama (2014) Anon. (15th-century England): Ave rex angelorum—Ecce quod natura—Alleluia a newe werk Office of St. Thorlak (14th-century Iceland): Vespers antiphon and psalms I, II, III Anon. (14th-century Berkeley Castle, England): Benedicta es caelorum regina
Trad. (Norway) arr. A.M. Friman & L.A. Fuglseth: Ingen vinner frem til den evige ro Anon. (12th-Centnury Italy) arr. A.M. Friman & L.A. Fuglseth: Benedicti e llaudati Trad. (Norway) arr. L.A. Fuglseth: Fryd dig du Kristi brud Andrew Smith (b. 1971): Iosef fili David (2006)—Ave Regina Caelorum (2005)—Ave Maris Stella (2004) Office of St. Thorlak (14th-century Iceland): Special antiphon—Vespers antiphon and psalms IV, V William Brooks (b. 1943) Vale dulcis amice (2006)
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Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO. Commissioned work supported by the Chamber Landscapes Commissioning Circle.
Trio Mediaeval Anna Maria Friman, voice, hardanger fiddle & melody chimes Linn Andrea Fuglseth, voice, shruti box & melody chimes Jorunn Lovise Husan, voice & melody chimes Jim Atkins, sound design
Anna Maria Friman | Linn Andrea Fuglseth | Jorunn Lovise Husan
Founded in 1997 in Oslo, Trio Mediæval has a specialized repertoire of ballads and songs from the Norwegian Middle Ages and of polyphonic music from medieval England, France and Italy that the women arrange themselves, as well as contemporary works written specifically for the ensemble.
Jim Atkins designs and mixes sound for a host of live and recorded situations nationally and internationally. Recent highlights include One Infinity (Melbourne Festival); The Black Rider (Victorian Opera/Malthouse); En Masse and Pleasure Garden (Sydney Festival/ National Sawdust NY); Armand Van Helden (MSO); Satan Jawa (AsiaTOPA/ Berlin Festival); Between 8&9 (Chamber Made).