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Orlando Consort
Medieval Christmas

Song NameComposer
Christe redemptor Winchester Troper
Alleluia V. Dies sanctificatusWinchester Troper
Lux refulgetAquitanian
Annus renasciturAnonymous
De quan qu'on peutAnonymous
Tout mon desirArnold de Lantins
Ce jour de l'an Guillaume Dufay
Ave rex angelorumEgerton MS
Eya, martyr StephaneAnonymous
Vox in Rama Clemens non Papa
Lullay, lullow: I saw a swete semely sightRitson MS
O admirabile commerciumLoyset Compere
Pastores loquebantur Clemens non Papa
Noel, noel, noel Antoine Busnois
Noe, noe, noe Antoine Brumel
Nato canunt omnia Antoine Brumel
Quem lohannesWinchester Troper
O primus homo corruitAquitanian
Clangat tubaRitson MS

Although Medieval Christmas celebrations primarily consisted of over-eating, flirtation, hunting and drinking, each day began with a mass. Sacred and secular traditions and customs were often intertwined as part of a season of celebration which culminated with the feast of the Epiphany. On this new CD, the Orlando Consort offers an unusual & wide-ranging collection of secular and liturgical music from England, France and the Low Countries. To read the texts of these pieces is to un-knot the various traditions that are otherwise confused by today's pick-and-mix carol concerts. While not strictly chronological, the disc is divided into five sections - Prophecy, New Year's Day, The Carol, Narrative Motets and Noel - which illustrate key themes of the music of this period.

Item code: 8446C | 1 CD | $18.98 add item to cart
Early Music | A Cappella | Male | England
HMU 907418

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