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Ensemble Organum


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Founded by Marcel Pérès in 1982 at the Abbey of Senanque, and established at the Foundation Royaumont near Paris since 1984, Ensemble Organum has made the revival of the vocal and instrumental art practised at different periods of the Middle Ages its vocation. The Ensemble’s repertoire extends from the earliest sources known (Old-Roman, Gallican and Carolingian chant) to the 18th century, and is composed largely of music intended for liturgy. Ensemble Organum, in its concerts and recordings for the Harmonia Mundi label, ensures the realization and propagation of the research undertaken in the field of medieval music at the Foundation Royaumont in the framework of the Atelier de Recherche et d’Interprétation des Musiques Médiévales (A.R.I.M.M.), of which Marcel Pérès is the director. Each year, the efforts of the singers are focused on several specific research programs, in conjunction with musicologists and historians both from France and abroad (including the U.S.). A particular manuscript or certain aspects of the repertory are studied in depth. Thus in contact with the most recent historical and musicological discoveries, the Ensemble is constantly expanding its repertory. Ensemble Organum also pays particular attention to still-existent oral traditions, to which it brings a completely new approach. The results of its research programs are presented in concert tours in France and abroad, and in its recordings.


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  • PerpetualNeed

    so beautiful

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • usiha

    Je me sens la pureté et la tranquillité.

    6 Mar 2014 Reply
  • KyrieEleison_

    This is so cool, that there are no words...

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • headey

    see too,+Requiem

    7 May 2013 Reply
  • NordHeim2


    6 May 2013 Reply
  • sodometal

    Extremely good !! Le Chant des Templiers is a trip back to old Jerusalem !

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • snowdin

    Sublime Distillation leading to exquisite flavor. Endless gratitude to these folks for all the hard work and diligence, and for the gorgeous and enigmatic fruits of their labor. It really does take me back through the mists.

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • MadamMaya

    Crucem Sanctam from Les Chant des Templiers makes me think about mighty warriors praying before going to battle... great and powerful music

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • shawply

    Pure candy for the brain! Gives me the chills.

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • GenocideGod

    Salve Regina from Les chant des Templier is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard.

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • beccaofawesome

    Such beautiful chants... They are so calming to listen to.

    16 Oct 2010 Reply
  • wppss

    thats a great artist picture!

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Liliputter

    Maximum gaudium. :D

    21 Apr 2009 Reply
  • sinisha

    Why there is no Le chant de Templiers in the discography list?

    27 Mar 2009 Reply
  • viacassia

    oj nie miałam okazji ich usłyszeć

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
  • madryptok

    amazing music... uderza w struny serca ;)

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
  • NegruVoda

    "The Ensemble’s repertoire extends from the earliest sources known (Old-Roman, Gallican and Carolingian chant)" Which albums have Gallic and Carolingian chants?

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
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    18 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Bleach00

    beautiful stuff

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • relonnor

    Very beautiful and strong music, wich is studied with a great sense of authenticity and intelligence. Organum Ensemble and M. Peres' works are remarkable example of a laboratory in search of the right sound, the essence, desqign and the true spirit of the early age music. Personnaly, for the little story, their music also inspired my pilgrimage to Santiago. In fact, they were the litttle thing wich provoke that decision (wich was slowly germinating for years).

    8 Sep 2008 Reply
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