Lauda - Song List & Credits

The Annunciation

1. Da ciel venne messo novello – From heaven came a new messenger

bamboo pipe, cittern, double harp, dulcimer, percussion, violin, viola, cello

Blessed Saint Anthony

2. Ciascun ke fede sente – Let everyone who senses faith

flute, double harp, violin. cello

The Adoration of the Shepherds

3. Gloria in cielo e pace ’n terra – Glory in heaven and peace on earth

recorder, double harp, cittern, violin, cello

The Nativity

4. Cristo e nato – Christ is born

flute, recorder, double harp, cittern, violin, cello

Contemplation of Mary at the Cradle

5. Sovrana sine sembianti – Queen without equal


The Three Magi

6. Stella nuova ’n fra la gente – New star among men

flute, cittern, zither, violin, cello

Presentation in the Temple

7. Sancto Simeon beato – Blessed Saint Simeon

bamboo pipe, double harp, cittern, violin, cello

Mary the Virgin

8. O divina virgo, flore – Flowers of the divine virgin

recorder, double harp, cittern, violin, cello

9. Venite a laudare – Come, praise in love the loving Virgin Mary

flute, oboe, English horn, cittern, vielle, cello

Hail Mary Magdalene

10. Magdalena degna da laudare – Magdalane, worthy of praise

recorder, double harp, cittern, violin, cello

The Flagellation and the Ascent to Calvary

11. Ben è crudele e spictoso – He is cruel and without pity

flute, clarinet, double harp, violin, viola, cello

The Crucifixion

12. Onne homo ad alta voce – Let all men with a loud voice praise the true cross

flute, clarinet, dulcimer, cittern, violin, cello

The Lament of Mary

13. Voi ch’amate lo Criatore – I love the creator

bamboo pipe, dulcimer, swar mandal, cello

The Resurrection

14. Jesu Cristo gloriso – Jesus Christ, most glorious

double harp, mandolin cittern, cello

15. Con la madre – Rejoice with the mother

bamboo pipe, harp*, violin, cello

The Ascension

16. Laudamo la ressurrectione – Let us praise the Resurrection

flute, oboe, English horn, cittern, violin, cello

The Pentecost

17. Spirito sancto dolce – Sweet holy spirit

flute, double harp, cittern, vielle, cello

18. Amore dolce – Sweet love

flute, double harp, cittern, violin, cello, pipe organ


Produced, arranged, and recorded by Barry Phillips

Mastered by

Executive producer: Neal Hellman

Liner notes by Neal Hellman

Graphic design by Lynn Piquett

Photo of Barry Phillips by Nathan Phillips

Editor: Pat Zylius

Published by Koustic Music (BMI) and Gourd Music (BMI)

Back cover painting: Madonna Del Grazzi by Bernardo Daddi (1290–1348),
painted in 1347

Cover painting: Scenes from the Life of Christ (3). Presentation at the Temple by
Giotto Di Bondone (1266–1337), painted in 1304–6

Cover paintings photographed by Paul Schraub

Clavichord by Thomas Goff (1937)

Special thanks to Blake Wilson for his wonderful work Music and Merchants: The Laudesi Companies of Republican Florence. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Jean-François Labie, liner notes for Laudario di Cortona, Harmonia Mundi, Ensemble Organum, 1996.

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