Canty "Carmina Celtica" HDCD
World-premiere recordings of medieval and contemporary spritual songs including James MacMillan ‘Os mutorum' and John Tavener ‘Two Hadiths'.
'The combination of voices and instruments is spellbinding.'
Early Music Today
'...highly impressive and imaginative synthesis of old and new.'
'...this is a rich feast, yes, but one that always leaves you wanting more.'
International Record Review
Canty, Scotland's only professional Medieval music group, was formed by Rebecca Tavener in 1998, the 900th anniversary of the birth of Hildegard of Bingen. It comprises the regular female singers with Cappella Nova, Scotland's leading early music vocal ensemble.
Canty's individual and appealing sound has led to appearances in many distinguished festivals and venues at home and abroad, including the Edinburgh International Harp Festival and the International Celtic Congress (Bonn).
Through their acclaimed performances and recordings they have sought to re-address the balance in the early music revival that has largely overlooked works for female choir.
- Salve splendor [14th Century, Inchcolm Antiphoner] by Canty
- The Strathclyde Motets: Os mutorum by Canty
- Confessor Dei [14th Century, Inchcolm Antiphoner] by Canty
- O quam mirabilis by Canty
- Green grow the rushes [18th Century, Scotland] by William Taylor
- Lorica by Canty
- Flower Garland by Canty
- 5 Lauds Antiphons [Office for St. Brigit] by Canty
- Inviolata, integra et casta es, Maria [St. Andrews Music Book] by Canty
- Through the wood Laudie [17th and 18th Century, Scotland] by William Taylor
- Shining Light by Canty
- Beatus Gallus by Canty
- There is nothing brighter than the sun by Canty
- A solis occasu by Canty
- Ubi flumen praesulis by Canty
- Sacrosanctam Kentegernus by Canty
- The Stars in their Courses by Canty
- Two Hadiths: 2 Hadiths by Canty