The “Ludus Danielis” is a dramatic mystery play centred around prophet Daniel at the babylonic court.
The prophecy, “Menetekel”, when a divine hand writes the downfall of the Babylonian empire on the palace wall, is a climax of the play. By evil intrigantes, prophet Daniel is being thrown into the lions’ pit, but, as if by miracle, he remains unwounded. Now it’s the intrigantes who are thrown into the lions’ pit and cannot escape their just ending…
Alexander Veljanov, singer of “Deine Lakaien”, can be heard in a guest role as prophet Habakuk.
Besides mystic solo scenes, there’s overwhelming choir chantings of the decadent royal household. The instrumentario, which partly might seem exotic (harp, Ud, Saz, barrel-organ), gives access to a new, vivid world of medieval soundscapes.
“Ludus Danielis” is the first CD of Estampie, which came out by a collaboration of the classical label Christophorus and Chrom Records.