Label : Alia Vox
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes

Tracklist :

CD 1

1. Fanfare of Jericho, 1200 av. B.C.

I Heavenly Peace: The Prophets of the Apocalypse and of the Last Judgment

2. The Sibylline Oracles (3rd century B.C.) – Jewish sources, Aramaic music

3. Introduction (Ney & percussion)

4. The Koran: Bismi Al.là ar Rahman (7th Century) – Fatihah Sura I, 2-7. Sufi sources

5. Postludium (qanun)

6. Revelation VI, 12-3 Audi pontus (12th century) (Las Huelgas mss.)
Corresponding to the Cathar Gospel of Pseudo-John V, 4

7. Postludium (medieval harp)

II Jerusalem, a Jewish city, 1000 B.C. – A.D. 70
King David makes Jerusalem the capital of the unified kingdom of Judah and Israel

8. Shofars call

9. Prayer for Jerusalem

10. Instrumental dance. Liberation of the city by Maccabeans, 164 B.C.

11. The Peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122) – The Psalms of King David (10th Century B.C.)

12. Rabbi Akiva goes to Jerusalem. Talmud, Makkot 24b

13. Song of Exile (Psalm 137, 1-6). Destruction of the Temple and Diaspora, A.D. 70

14. Instrumental lament (shofars)

III Jerusalem, a Christian city, 326 – 1244

15. Stavrotheotokia (Hymn to the Virgin at the foot of the Cross)
Attributed to Emperor Leo VI, 886-912
Queen Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine is in Jerusalem, A.D. 326

16. Fanfare “Pax in nomine Domine”

17. Pope Urban II, First call to the Crusade, 1095
Recited text in French

18. Crusaders’ song: Pax in nomine Domini
Marcabru (1100-1150) – 1st Crusade

19. Crusaders’ song: Chevalier, mult estes guaritz, 1146
Anonymous 12th Century – 2nd Crusade

20. Conductus : O totius Asie – Anonymous (s. XIII)

21. Planctus « Pax in Nomine Domini »
The Crusaders lose Jerusalem to Saladin

IVa Jerusalem, a city of pilgrimage, 383 – 1326

22. The Dome of the Rock – Ibn Battuta (1304-ca.1377)

23. Zionida: Beautiful city, delight of the world, Judah Ha-Levy (1075-1141)

CD 2

IVb Jerusalem, a city of pilgrimage, 383 – 1326 (continued)

1. Cantiga de Santa Maria : O ffondo do mar tan châo
Alfonso X the Wise (1121-1284) CSM383

V Jerusalem, an Arabic city and an Ottoman city, 1244-1917

Arabic city, 1244 – 1516

2. Prelude (Oud)

3. The Koran, Sura XVII, 1- Mohammed ascends to heaven from the Temple Mount

4. Danse of the Soma

5. Sallatu Allah – Arabic tradition

Ottoman city, 1517 – 1917

6. Makam Uzäl Sakil “Turna”
Ottoman mss. of Kantemiroglu (17th century)

7. Suleyman the Magnificent’s dream, 1520 – Ottoman legend
Recited text in Turkish

8. Warrior’s march (Anonymous Ottoman)
The Ottoman Conquest of Jerusalem, 1517

VI Jerusalem, a Land of Refuge and Exile, 15th – 20th centuries

9. Palestina hermoza y Santa – Anonymous Sephardic (oral tradition, Sarajevo)

10. Palestinian Lament – Anonymous (oral tradition)

11. Andouni Armenian Lament, 1915 – Anonymous (oral tradition)

12. El male rahamim (Hymn to the victims of Auschwitz), 1941
Historical recording by Shlomo Katz, 1950

13. Funeral March

VII Earthly peace: a duty and a utopia

A plea for peace

14. Instrumental Dialogue

15. A plea for peace in Arabic

16. Adonay Prayer for peace in Hebrew

17. A plea for peace in Armenian

18. Da Pacem (Gregorian)

Dialogue of songs

19. Apo xeno meros (in Greek) – Anonym (Oral Tradition)

20. Ghazal (in Arabic)

21. Ghazal (in Hebrew)

22. Ghazal (Palestine)

23. Siente Hermosa (ladino)

24. Apo xeno meros (in Greek) Gregorian Chorus

25. Durme, hermoza donzella (ladino)

26. Ghazal (in Arabic, Greek & Hebrew)

27. Ghazal (instrumental, Morocco)

28. Final Ensemble (tutti)

29. Final fanfare “Against the barriers of the Spirit”

Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Jordi Savall