Trio Mediaeval has immersed itself in the manuscripts written by monks who lived at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Mary’s in Worcester in the 13th and 14th centuries. Complete manuscripts were bundled together with loose pieces of music that had fallen out of favour with the rise of Anglicanism. When it was discovered that all these loose fragments probably belonged together, they became known as the ‘Worcester Fragments’. Trio Mediaeval has been able to arrange these hymns to the Virgin Mary in the form of a mass, although it does not have a Credo. The contemporary composer Gavin Bryars has seamlessly integrated his own Credo: the entire mass sounds remarkably homogeneous. “Passion always glows from deep within the three singers’ famously clear sound,” De Volkskrant writes.
Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Jorunn Lovise Husan, singers