• November 30 at 8:00 pm
  • Spadina Theatre
Concert -

Ensemble Obsidienne 

Angelic Musicians

There are few traces of written instrumental music from the Middle Ages. People “sang using instruments,” adapted songs, motets, conductus, and played music for dancing.

With almost no instruments surviving the test of time, iconography, musicology, musical practice, as well as similarities with some existing traditions, make it possible for the organ builders and stringed instrument makers to reconstruct these instruments that we thought were lost.

Obsidienne’s “Angelic Musicians” present more than twenty instruments from medieval iconography.

Ensemble Obsidienne: Florence Jacquemart (vocals, flutes and bagpipes,...), Hélène Moreau (vocals, psaltery, percussion,...), Emmanuel Bonnardot (vocals, vielle, rebec, crwth, citole, horn)




Quand ay lo mond consirat Conduit anonyme XIIIème siècle


Venite a laudare Laude XIIème siècle

Verbum caro factum est Laude italienne XVème siècle

La rota estampie XIVème siècle

Laudiam l'amor divino XVIème siècle


Lullay carol anonyme XVème siècle

Nova nova carol anonyme XVème siècle


Sol sub nube conduit anonyme XIIIème siècle

On doit la mère Dieu honorer Chanson pieuse anonyme

Vineam, veste nuptiali Rondeau anonyme

Orientis partibus Conduit anonyme de la Fête des fous


Rex noster promptus est Hildegarde Von Bingen

Procurans hodium Carmina Burana XIIIème siècle

Ecce temps gaudii/Ich was ein chint Manuscrit de Florence/Carmina Burana


Polorum Regina Livre vermeil de Montserrat

A virgen mui groriosa Cantiga d’Alphonse Le Sage

Poco le das chanson sépharade

Quen a omagen da virgen Cantiga d’Alphonse Le Sage

Como podem per sas culpas Cantiga d’Alphonse Le Sage

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Spadina Theatre
24 spadina road
M5R 2S7 Toronto, ON



General admission $25
Seniors and Students $20
AFT Members $12

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