A Medieval Maria Vesper from the Cathedral of Lund from Liber Scole Virginis

The cathedral in the southern Swedish town of Lund was once the heart of the Danish bishopric and a centre for splendid liturgical celebrations. The cathedral’s crypt, under the chancel, was the home of the choir Scole Virginis. They had the task of singing the Virgin Mary’s praise every day of the year. The Scole Virginis’ repertoire was gathered in a song book now preserved in Lund University Library under the name Liber Scole Virginis – The Virgin Choir’s Book. From this Gemma perform the vesper – evening mass – from the Office Stella Maria. The vesper is perfectly suited to a liturgical context but can also be performed together with the recitation of texts on a Marian theme.