Canti Della Passione In Sicilia 2012 [no label, 1CD]
Featuring Fratelli Mancuso, Memento Domini and Lamentatori di Marianopoli
Live at the Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna, Italy; June 9, 2012. Excellent FM recording.

And now, for something off the beaten path… and something for Easter.

Thanks to survivor69 for sharing the tracks at Dime. [This recording was kindly provided by Dimer Alifib – Thanks!]

Uploader’s notes:

Here is a project by Fratelli Mancuso specifically for the Ravenna Festival: the music featured is “Canto Devozionale Derivato Dal LamentoDi Cristo Sulla Croce”, roughly explained as “archaic Easter religious chants from the suffering of crucified Christ”… This music/singing, called “Lamentazione”, is typical from the provinces of Caltanissetta and Enna in Sicily, but is similar to Tenores di Bitti (Sardinia), their polyphonic vocal style, often described as a type of overtone singing (see for explanations, and quirky Gregorian chants, sung or in archaic Sicilian language or in vulgar Latin, sung not in churches but during “le processioni della settimana santa”, processions for Easter Holy Week.

FM radio broadcast by “Il Cartellone – Radio Tre Suite”, Radio 3 RAI [third channel of Italian national radio].
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Track 00. Introduction and interview [7.51]
Track 01. Memento Domini
– Lamentazione
– Pater
– Popule meus
– Diviserunt
– Memento Domine
– Mulier
Track 02. Fratelli Mancuso – Bella Maria
Track 03. Fratelli Mancuso – Quannu la madunnuzza nutricava
Track 04. Lamentatori di Marianopoli
– Lamentazione
I. Maria passava nti na strata nova
II. O caru mastru
III. Giuda si nni pagà
Track 05. Fratelli Mancuso – Mi chiamu forsi
Track 06. Memento Domini
– Lamentazione
– Ecce Mater tua
– Tenebrae
– Elì
– Sumpto aceto
– Et inclinato
– Stabat Mater
Track 07. Fratelli Mancuso – Deus meus
Track 08. Lamentatori di Marianopoli – Lamentazione V. Gesù iera a la cruci
Track 09. Lamentatori di Marianopoli – Lamentazione IV. Giuda ci dissi
Track 10. Outro
Memento Domini
– Lamentazione [possibly then NOT included in this broadcast]
– Cuius anima gementem [possibly then NOT included in this broadcast]
Fratelli Mancuso – Lamentazione [possibly then NOT included in this broadcast]
55’45” (without radio intro and outro)
64’21” (with radio intro and outro)

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