1.09. Flores Rosarum

Saturday 1.09.2018 7.30 PM Gdańsk St. Trinity Church

Flores Rosarum (Poland) director Susi Ferfoglia (Italy)
Summum bonum amplum donum
 „Chants in the Convent of the Poor Clares (14th Century)”


Susi Ferfoglia (artistic direction), Adrianna Bujak, Maria Klich, Liliana Pociecha, Katarzyna Śmiałkowska, Katarzyna Wiwer.
Maria Klich - hurdy gurdy

Dominica Palmarum

Hosanna, Filio David – antiphon for Palm Sunday

Graduale ms. 205 Poor Clares Archiv in Cracow (ca. 1260)

In Coena Domini

Nos autem gloriari – introit on Holy Thursday
Graduale ms. 2a Poor Clares Archiv in Stary Sącz

Christus factus est – Graduale on Holy Thursday
ms. 2a Poor Clares Archiv in Stary Sącz

Ad lotionem pedum from Graduale ms. 205 Poor Clares Archiv in Cracow

Mandatum novum  
Postquam surrexit Dominus
In diebus illis
Vos vocatis me magister
Diligamus nos invicem
Ubi est caritas et dilectio
Congregavit nos Christus
Domine tu michi
Si ego Dominus et magister
In hoc cognoscent 
Maneant in vobis
Benedicta sit Sancta Trinitas
Hymn: Ubi Caritas

Good Friday – in Passione Domini

Stabat Mater – franciscan manuscript CH-SG 546-91 from Graz

Holy Saturday

Surrexit Christus hodie from Graduale ms. 205 Poor Clares Archiv in Cracow

Femail vocal ensemble FLORES ROSARUM was established in 2006 as an expression of the admiration for the unique musical oeuvre of the medieval mystic St Hildegard of Bingen. The ensemle was founded by Sister Susi Ferfoglia, a lacturer at the Institute of Church Music of the John Paul II Papal University and of the Franciszek Cardinal Macharski Archdiocesan Music School in Kraków. Flores Rosarum brings together professional singer specializing in early music and historical performance practice. Its members are: Adrianna Bujak, Magdalena Jaworek, Maria Klich, Anita Pyrek-Nąckiewicz, Katarzyna Śmiałkowska and Katarzyna Wiwer.

Flores Rosarum presented in the autumn of 2013 a concert performance of one of Hildegard of Bingen’s most interesting works, the moriality play Ordo Virtutum.

The repertoireof Flores Rosarum also includes songs from Libre Vermell, Codex Calixtinus and Laudario di Cortono, as well as Gregorian chant (from the graduals in the archives of Wawel Cathedral, the Benedictine Abbey in Staniątki, the Cistercian Abbey in Lubiąż and St Clare Sister in Kraków and Stary Sącz). The ensemble has performed at many festivals in Poland and abroad, including 2nd Summer Festival „Muzyka nad Zdrojami” (Szczawnica 2009), Musica for Lent (Lublin 2012), 7th Festival of Religious Music „Fide et Amore” (Żory, 2013), 13th Festival „Banchetto musicale” (Vilnius, 2013), Daysof Church Music in the Kraków Archidiocese (Kraków, 2009, 2012, 2014), Days of Organ Music (Kraków, 2014), 39th Festival Music in Old Kraków (Kraków, 2014), 12th Early Music Festival (Szczecin, 2015), and „Colours of Poland” (Lutomiersk, 2015).

At present the ensemble is working on medievial songs from the archives of convents in the southern region of Małopolska.