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POSSESSED by eX

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“Not for the pure of heart. eX’s Possessed is a tour de force of instrumental and vocal brilliance…” Laurence Vittes, Huffington Post

“The music was of the highest international standard with beautiful singing and most infectious instrumental playing…early music of this sort has such a strong immediate appeal and eX is the only Irish-based group to present it – and to such a very high standard.” Tim Thurston, Lyric FM

“the singing and instrumental playing are very fine and the whole of Possessed has a certain infectiously endearing quality.” Infodad.com

Internationally acclaimed early music ensemble, eX, presents POSSESSED, a musical journey through the mysterious world of possession. Featuring medieval, renaissance, baroque and traditional music, POSSESSED explores Christian ecstatic trance as experienced by Hildegard von Bingen, Teresa of Avila and Joan of Arc, demonic possession of the Salem witches, initiation rites of the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé and a musical exorcism performed to the wild rhythms of the Tarantella.

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Tracklist

1. Psalm 121
2. La Ditie de Jehanne d’Arc
3. O Deusa Dos Orixás
4. Stu Pettu é Fattu Cimbalu d’Amuri
5. Canários
6. Ya Toda Me Entregué y Dí
7. Pizzica Nardó
8. Não Tragais
9. Spellsong
10. Ecclesiae Militantis
11. Fandango
12. Montanara di Carpino (aka Gargano)
13. Tamburello Solo
14. Nunc Aperuit Clausa Porta
15. Witchcraft Discovered and Punished
16. Pizzica Tarentata
17. Music Makes Me

Artists

Caitríona O’Leary (voice)
Clara Sanabras (voice/guitar)
Steve Player (guitars)
Paulina van Laarhoven (treble & bass viols)
Harvey Brough (guitar/psalter)
Andrea Piccioni & Francesco Turrisi (frame drums & percussion)

Composers & Sources

Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume Dufay, Santiago de Murcia, Caitríona O’Leary, Romildo-Toninho, Vincent Youmens, Bayeux Manuscript, Cancionero de Paris, Traditional Italian, Traditional American

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