The matins of Lebuinus have
been composed in the 12th century especially for the
feastday of this saint. As with most of the Gregorian chant of
the Middle Ages also the composer of these matins (which can be
found in the Antiphonalium of Utrecht, manuscript NL Uu-406) is
Director Stan Hollaardt
spent many hours preparing the notation and text and so did the
choir members in rehearsing, because notably the responsorial
chants are tough to master, but worth the time however since
they are of exceptional beauty.
The originally nightly
chant by the monks in their monasteries is called ‘matins’ or
Of all the prayers in the
monasteries these ‘nocturnae’ are the most time consuming and
exist in fact of three nocturnae , each of these with psalms,
antiphonae, responsorials and lectures.
The matins start with an
‘invitatorium’ and a hymn; they end with a ‘Te Deum’.
The Schola Cantorum
has produced these Matins and a book about the saint and the
with booklet: € 8,- .