The Divine Mystery

Sacred medieval chant meets saxophone improvisation

Hanna Wiskari Griffiths, saxophone
Schola Gothia

SKU: MRCD-021 Category:


  • 01. Alma Redemptoris Mater Maria-antifon, Herman Contractus (1013-1054) Improvisation
  • 02. Kyrie Messe de Tournai (14th c.) Improvisation
  • 03. Gloria Lionel Power (1370-1453) from mass Alma Redemptoris Mater
  • 04. Ante sex dies Antifon from the Skara Missal (12th c.) Improvisation
  • 05. Prima autem Antifon from the Skara Missal
  • 06. Credo Messa per percussione by Knut Nystedt (1915-) Improvisation
  • 07. Ave generosa Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
  • 08. Sanctus, Benedictus Codex Las Huelgas (13th/14th c.) Improvisation
  • 09. Ave maris stella Hymn (9th c.) from Liber Usualis
  • 10. Salve sancta Parens Thomas Packe (1463-1499) Improvisation
  • 11. Agnus Dei Codex Las Huelgas (13th/14th c.)
  • 12. O vere digna Hymn ur Liber scole virginis (14th c.) Improvisation


An encounter between Gregorian chant and folk music. Through centuries, through generations, from person to person, these traditions have sounded side by side and still do. Gregorian chant from Sweden’s oldest book, Marian songs and Mass sections from various medieval manuscripts merge in a mysterious way with pastoral tunes from a saxophone. Leave the every- day noise and let yourself be brought beyond time and space!