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Orlando Consort
The Call Of The Phoenix

Song NameComposer
Stella celiAnonymous
Quam pulcra es John Pyamour
Tota pulcra es Anonymous
Gloria John Benet
Salve scema John Dunstaple
Credo John Benet
Total pulcra es John Plummer
O pulcherrima Anonymous
Sanctus Anonymous
O sanctissime presulAnonymous
Anna mater matris John Plummer
Audivi vocem Anonymous
Ave regina celorum Walter Frye
Beata Dei genitrix Richard Mowere
Ave regina celorumAnonymous
Gaude virgo Anonymous
Nesciens materJohn Trouluffe
Stella celi Walter Lambe

The Orlando Consort sings rare and exquisite church music from 15th Century England, including motets, antiphons and psalm settings by Dunstaple, Frye, Plummer and others. This program spans some seventy years of English sacred music, dating from the reigns of Henry V, Henry VI and Edward IV, and the period of unrest known as the Wars of the Roses. It illustrates the rise of the so-called contenance angloise (English manner)-valued especially for its suave melody, fluid rhythms and prevailing consonance-from its beginnings around 1420 to the repertory of the Eton Choirbook at the end of the 15th century. Sadly only a tiny proportion of the music that must have been written in this period has survived, but the pieces included in this anthology provide vivid testimony to this astonishingly rich and varied repertoire.

Item code: 7084C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Early Music | A Cappella | Male | England

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