Ecstasy and asceticism
With Cluny and Citeaux
two equally important and different reform movements of medieval monasticism are found in 12th century Burgundy:
The Benedictine "monastic empire" of Cluny with its imposing monastic city and abbots who promote art and science and see in the ornate decoration of the church interior and liturgy, including their chant, the right path to God. In contrast, the new order of Cistercians, sharply critical of Cluny, propagated asceticism and the renunciation of all superfluous things as a monastic ideal and also reformed the chant.
Ordo Virtutum juxtaposes Petrus Venerabilis and Bernard of Clairvaux, two of the most important spiritual figures of medieval Burgundy, who were contemporaries in exchange, criticizing but also admiring each other.
Peter Venerabilis: Officium in Transfiiguratione Domini
Officium in honorem Sancti Bernardi
Medium to large church rooms
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- Via Mediaeval (2019)
- Musica Antiqua Bingen (2019)
- Voix et Route Romane (2019)
- Oude Muziek Utrecht (2018)