آلبا / گروه   نور
Alba / Nour ensemble





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Hermes Records 025

2005






1. AlleluiaSetayesh  [5:09]
a capella
Alleluia verse in the 4th tonality, (David’s psalm 20, 4) from Graduale Romanum
Folk tale and Heiran’s chant from the Kurdish region of Turkey


2. Santa Maria amarMariam moghadass  [15:53]
Melody and text from the Kurdish folklore
Cantiga No. 7 from the “Cantigas de Santa Maria” – ALFONSO X el SABIO (13th c.) · CSM 7


3. VillancicoPayekoobi  [3:41]
Danse from Lorestan’s folklore named «danse for 3 steps»
Villancico from the 16th c. (“Dadme albricias”)


4. AlbaSahar  [6:47]
a capella
Poem from the french troubadour Girault de BORNELH (11th c.) sung in Occitan
And poem from Hafez’s «Ghazaliat» (14th c.); music: Christophe Rezaï


5. Cunctissimus concanentes... Sama'  [5:04]
Mowlana Rumi’s poem (13th c.) & Melody from the traditional persian repertoire
Melody and text from the Spanish “Red book” from Montserrat abbey:
“Llibre vermell de Montserrat” (14th c.) · LV 6


6. Uterus Hodie…Tavalod  [12:17]
Poems from «Baba Taher» (11th c.) – Persian radif in «Mahour»
Conductus from «école Saint Martial de Limoges» (11th c.)


7. Lullaby Lalai  [4:09]
a capella
Kurdish lullaby arranged for 6 voices; music: Christophe Rezaï

8. Miragres fremososMo’jezeye ziba  [10:08]
Cantiga No.3 7 from the “Cantigas de Santa Maria” – ALFONSO X el SABIO (13th c.) · CSM 37
Melody and text from «Ourami»’s folklore of Kurdistan


9. Novus AnnusFasle no'  [5:14]
a capella
Melody and text from the Kurdish folklore
French conductus from the “Ecole Saint Martial de Limoges” (12th c.)



arrangements: Cristophe Rezai
vocal advisor: Jasmin Martorell






Nour Ensemble
Cristophe Rezai

Cristophe Rezai, tenor, indian harmonium
Mostafa Mahmoudi, Persian and Kurdish singer
Pierre Baranger, tenor
Pierre-Yves Binard, baritone, percussion
Hamid Khosroshahi, bass
Ali Boustan, oud, shouranguiz, Persian vocal
Reza Asgarzadeh, duduk, recorder, baritone, dohol
Saba Alizadeh, kamantche, vocal
Ali Rahimi, daf, tombak, vocal


 




The musical concept of the Franco-Iranian Nour Ensemble is based on Persian, Kurdish and medieval vocal and instrumental music.
Supervised by Christophe Rezai, Nour Ensemble performs Kurdish and Persian folk melodies, Spanish cantigas and Gregorian chants.
The album was recorded in live conditions at the ruins of Ardeshir Babakan Palace, in September 2004.
The palace is located near the city of Shiraz and is dated from the 3rd century.








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