Alla francesca - Discantus - Brigitte Lesne

Cause of Beauty / Causa pulchritudinis

Polyphonies by Gilles Binchois, plainchant and carols, 15th century

Splendor of sacred polyphonies by Gilles Binchois (1400-1460) alternating with English anonymous carols and plainchant in 15th century style. The expertise acquired by Discantus in the oldest repertoires wonders in these 3-parts early Renaissance polyphonies. Female voices provide exceptional clarity.


Ave corpus christi / Gilles Binchois
Agnus Dei / Gilles Binchois

Ensemble Discantus
9 women voices and handbells
With Christel Boiron, Hélène Decarpignies, Anne Guidet, Lucie Jolivet, Brigitte Le Baron, Brigitte Lesne, Caroline Magalhaes, Catherine Schroeder, Catherine Sergent, or, following availability, Emilie Fleury, Vanessa Fodil...
Brigitte Lesne / conception and musical direction
> Wind trio Alta may also join (shawms and slide trumpet) alternating or in tutti with the voices, for an ideal polyphonic configuration.

Création 2008 à l'abbaye de Ronchamp / résidence festival Musique et mémoire
2009 > 2015 / Concerts aux Pays-Bas, en Belgique, Suisse, Allemagne ; à Paris (église des Billettes, église St-Pierre de Montmartre), Gosnay (unité d'art sacré), festival Musiques en lieux (Meuse), église de Boulogne sur Mer…
CD 2010 chez æon

Discantus / æon