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  • Montserrat Figueras

Lux Feminae is a homage to the light of Woman. Having sung of that light for so long through music and poetry, I naturally became aware that it has not always been free to shine. Lux Feminae is also a story with music about women and an invocation to femininity, as the key to the spiritual world. Lux Feminae focuses on seven aspects of woman in ancient Hesperia, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Seven is a sacred number that has been revered by sages and mystics through the ages: it is the union of 4 (the four elements, the four colours from which all the colours in the artist’s palette are made…) and 3 (the Trinity, the Pyramid…), symbolising the union of all things both spiritual and earthly, a union which is also embodied in the figure of woman. Seven is the number of the climes, the seas, the heavens and the days of Creation; this sacred dimension is also found in music and poetry and, indeed, in ourselves, since we have the capacity to make sacred or profound everything that we experience and do. Over and above sacred music, there is a sacred way of making music.

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Concepció y realització :
Montserrat Figueras

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Data i lloc de gravació : Església de Franc-Waret (Bèlgica) i a l’Abbaye de Fontfroide (França) Agost 2005

Llista de Temes

O Lux
Codex de las Huelgas (s. XIII) : Prosa Flavit auster

I. Femina Antiqua
Anonimus Córdoba (s. X) : Sibila latina Judicii Signum

II. Femina Nova
al-Andalus (s. XII) : Jarcha Gar kom lebare
Beatritz de Dia (x. XII) : Cançó Estat ai en greu cossirier

III. Femina Ludica
Bartomeu Cárceres : Villancico Soleta so jo aci
Anónimo : Villancico Niña y Viña
Anónimo (Calabria) : Villancico Yo me soy la morenica

IV. Femina Mistica
Teresa de Jesús / Mus. Anonyme : Alma, buscarte has en Mi

V. Femina Amans
Um Al Kiram (al-Andalus) : Hal sabil likhalwa
Martin Codax (s. XIII) : Cantiga d’Amigo Ondas do mare

VI. Femina Mater
Bartomeu Cárceres : Villancico Soleta i Verge estich
Anónimo (País Vasco) : Nana Aurtxo txikia negarez

VII. Femina Gemens
Anónimo Sefardi / Texte M. Forcano : Plany d’Estel-lina
Anónimo (Andalucía) : Saeta antigua

O Lux
Codex de las Huelgas : Prosa Flavit auster

Montserrat Figueras, soprano
Tina Aagaard & Arianna Savall, sopranos
Laurence Bonnal, contralto
Begoña Olavide, mezzo-soprano & psalterio
Andrew Lawrence-King, arpa cruzada
Jordi Savall, lira, rebab, violsa de gamba
Frederike Heumann & Fahmi Alqhai, violes de gambe basse
Pierre Hamon, flautas
Driss El Maloumi, oud
Rolf Lislevand, guitarra
Pedro Estevan, Marc Clos & Carlo Rizzo, percusiones

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Lux Feminae is a homage to the light of Woman. Having sung of that light for so long through music and poetry, I naturally became aware that it has not always been free to shine. Lux Feminae is also a story with music about women and an invocation to femininity, as the key to the spiritual world. Lux Feminae focuses on seven aspects of woman in ancient Hesperia, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Seven is a sacred number that has been revered by sages and mystics through the ages: it is the union of 4 (the four elements, the four colours from which all the colours in the artist’s palette are made…) and 3 (the Trinity, the Pyramid…), symbolising the union of all things both spiritual and earthly, a union which is also embodied in the figure of woman. Seven is the number of the climes, the seas, the heavens and the days of Creation; this sacred dimension is also found in music and poetry and, indeed, in ourselves, since we have the capacity to make sacred or profound everything that we experience and do. Over and above sacred music, there is a sacred way of making music.
Lux Feminae represents an interval of intimacy, the description of a delicate, secluded space which must be protected, an inner garden at the centre of which we find the anima, light, Beauty. The manner of singing, therefore, also draws on that intimacy, while also incorporating strength, rhythm, dance and the dramatic power of words. The different traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam have all felt the need to express that intimacy through the same symbolism: the inner garden, the cloister, the castle of interior mansions as spaces of quietude, knowledge and meditation.
Lux Feminae is a celebratory disc because the best approach to life is to celebrate everything and take time to celebrate. It is a hymn to the place of woman through history, focusing on her aspects of light: mysticism, sensuality, motherhood, love, lament, rejoicing and wisdom. Women sing the story of humanity, celebrating the beauty and possibility of being sweet as honeycomb on the tongue; celebrating mystical love, the fruitful womb and the tender breast that nurtures God; celebrating the experience of giving birth, of motherhood and nursing a child; the gift and duty of transmitting life, teaching and being teachers of life; celebrating the experience of joy, even in the midst of grief and loss. All the protagonists of the poems and songs in Lux Feminae embody and bear witness to that light.

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