Mediterranean polyphonic songs
Arm in Arm
Alessandro Curti, Jarosław Fret
Su Cuncordu de Cuglieri (Sardegna)
Located in the inland on the western side of Sardinia, Cuglieri is a small and very ancient town of about 2500 inhabitants. It’s not easy to describe with words the quality of their sound and singing, that till nowadays is orally transmitted from father to son, from grandfather to grandchild. During the Holy Week ceremonies the singers hold each other arm in arm and lead the processions while displaying their repertoire walking through the steep alleys of the town followed by the whole community. Particularly rich and complex compositions are their Miserere and Stabat Mater – both unique in their structure that mainly relies on three voices “only” with discontinuous interventions of a fourth one, called “tenore falzu” – false tenor. Those songs are part of Teatr ZAR’s performances “Anhelli – The Howl” and “Medea – On Getting Across”.
- Kirye Eleison
- O salutaris ostia
- Stabat Mater
- Kirye Eleison Sung by the singers of Cuncordu de Cuglieri.
- Miserere Sung by the singers of Cuncordu de Cuglieri. "Miserere" is a part of the performance “Anhelli – The Howl” by Teatr ZAR.
- O salutaris ostia Sung by the singers of Cuncordu de Cuglieri.
- Stabat Mater Sung by the singers of Cuncordu de Cuglieri. "Stabat Mater" is a part of the performance “Medea – On Getting Across” by Teatr ZAR.
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