Codex Speciálník


Codex Speciálník

Hana BLAŽÍKOVÁ | soprano
Vojtěch SEMERÁD | tenor
Tomáš LAJTKEP | tenor
Tomáš KRÁL | baritone
Jaromír NOSEK | bass

Richard ŠEDA | cornetto
Jakub ZÍVALÍK | alto trombone
Ondřej SOKOL | tenor trombone
Tomáš LAJTKEP | bass trombone
Catalina VICENS | organ

Vojtěch SEMERÁD | artistic director

Codex Speciálník, a manuscript containing polyphonic music which originated in Prague in the course of the last two decades of the 15th century, is considered one of the most important sources of music from Bohemia in the late Middle Ages.

The original name of the collection signifes a “special” type of singing, characteristic of the Czech milieu and different from the common liturgical collections.

Cappella Mariana introduces a programme composed of pieces from the Codex Speciálník which have for most part been neglected by musicians. The selection represents the varied and often surprising character of the FrancoFlemish polyphony from the 15th century, combining music from Western Europe and Italy with the works of some Central European authors, as well as some original compositions by unknown local authors.


Recorded in the Church of St Peter in Oehlinghausen, June 11.–14., 2016.
Recording direction: Stephan Hahn, sound engineer: Sonja Rauchs

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