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Title Danielis ludus.
The play of Daniel = Ludus Danielis = Le jeu de Daniél.
Imprint [Arles, France] : Harmonia Mundi, [2008]


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Description 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Note Twelfth-century liturgical drama.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Performer Dufay Collective (Vivien Ellis, soprano ; John Potter, Harvey Brough, tenors ; Simon Grant, bass ; with other vocal and instrumental soloists) ; Choristers of Southwell Minster ; William Lyons, conductor.
Note Recorded 2007 February St. Jude's-on-the-Hill, Golders Green, London.
Sung in Latin.
Hard copy version record.
Subject Daniel (Biblical figure) -- Drama.
Liturgical dramas.
Genre Streaming audio.
Summary The Play of Daniel is a 12th-century liturgical drama of collective authorship whose manuscript originated at Beauvais Cathedral. It relates how the prophet Daniel deciphered the Writing on the Wall for King Belshazzar, then was miraculously saved from the lions' den. The story was probably sung and acted out by young clerics during the Christmas festivities, when liturgical rigour was relaxed somewhat. This recording transports us back to the origins of music as spectacle: long before the advent of opera, the Church had already grasped the impact of dramatic performance.
Other Author Lyons, William, 1964- conductor.
Dufay Collective, performer.
Southwell Minster (Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England). Choristers, singer.
Other Title Source record: Danielis ludus. Play of Daniel. [Arles, France] : Harmonia Mundi ; Burbank, Calif. : Production USA, ℗2008
Other Title Ludus Danielis
Jeu de Daniél