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My Fayre Ladye

Song NameComposer
*The Beloved*
Quam pulcra esSarum Chant
Quam pulcra esJohn Dunstable
Ibo michi ad montem mirre Sarum Chant
Who shall have my fayre ladye? Anonymous
Salve regina misericordieSarum Chant
*The Unfathomable*
Adew mes amours William Cornysh
A robyn, gentyl robyn William Cornysh
Iff I had wytt for to endyghtAnonymous
*The Maternal*
Quid petis o fili?Richard Pygott
*The Desired*
Tota pulcra es Sarum Chant
Up Y Arose Anonymous
And I war a maydyn Anonymous
Blow thi horne hunter William Cornysh
*The Triumphant*
Anima mea liquefacta estSarum Chant
O regina mundi clara John Browne
Beata Dei genitrix Sarum Chant

This musical homage to the fairer sex is performed by the all male sextet "Lionheart," whose member's impeccable credentials include past association with Anonymous 4. The group's foundation, and the cornerstone of it's sound, is Gregorian Chant, a style that is epitomized here. In medieval times, the church was the locus of existence, and expressions of devotion were central in music and art. Therefore, it is understandable that the role of woman in culture would be regarded similarly, and that songs of praise to her would take on a religious connotation, as to the Virgin Mother Mary. Predominant on this recording is the Sarum Chant, a plainsong used in rituals at Salisbury Cathedral in England. The melodies are simple and unembellished, the mood subdued.

Item code: 6398C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Early Music | A Cappella | Male | United States

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