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Medieval

Magna Carta

Magna Carta

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Music of Medieval England

A special CD to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, a turning point in English history. The plainchant and carols on this recording are some of the greatest glories of the medieval world. Their origins in the oral tradition make the surviving manuscripts, much like Magna Carta, especially precious.

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Ref: CDG1283

Making Merrye

Making Merrye

24 tracks 61 min
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Joyful medieval songs and dances

Livelu medieval music from England, France and Italy, from 'Mi very joye' to the 'Montard Brawl'. Period instruments and voices combine to create a complete musical portrait of the late medieval world.

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Ref: CDG1062

Music for a Great Castle

Music for a Great Castle

26 tracks 61 min
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Raise the drawbridge!

Music for dancing in the keep, for meditation in the chapel and for feasting in the great hall. A collection of medieval and renaissance music which presents a musical tour of a great castle. Trumpets, drums, flutes, harps, recorders and lutes provide a rich and colourful programme.

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Ref: CDG1111

The Medieval Muse

The Medieval Muse

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Ancient music for voices & harp

Haunting and sensuous songs from the first millennium and the early Middle Ages include the uplifting visions expressed in music by the first known woman composer, Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, the voice of the ninth-century lyric poet Notker and the magnificent tenth-century 'Song of the Sybil'.

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Ref: CDG1259

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales

27 tracks 59 min
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Chaucer's world in words and music

The exuberant world of Chaucer's pilgrims is captured in extracts from the Proloque to the Canterbury Tales, intermingled with atmospheric music of the period: songs, dances and instrumental pieces which complement the rhythmical language of the master poet.

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Ref: CDG1081

A Medieval Christmas

A Medieval Christmas

20 tracks 60 min
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Only the smallest amount of medieval music survives: musicians and composers were largely anonymous and their work often went unrecorded. But thankfully a handful of manuscripts have come down to us, filled with rich and varied music for instruments and voices on touching themes which tell the stories of the boy Christ and his mother, Mary.

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Ref: CDG1203

Music from a Medieval Abbey

Music from a Medieval Abbey

15 tracks 65 mins


Timeless music evokes the tranquillity of a medieval abbey. Sung mainly by girls' voices accompanied by medieval instruments, this music creates an atmosphere of calm reflection and showcases the extraordinary creativity of Europe's cloistered orders.

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Ref: CDG1289

A Pageant of Medieval Music

A Pageant of Medieval Music

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Cheerful dances and songs from all over Europe of the middle ages and early renaissance. From bear dances to Spanish songs, from brawls to revels, here is a happy, cheery album of dynamic medieval music recorded using instruments and playing techniques of the period.

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Ref: CDG1241

Travels with my Lute

Travels with my Lute

31 tracks 68 min
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Fine Renaissance music

The gentle lute: played by one of Britain's leading virtuosos, Lynda Sayce, this programme draws together the best lute music of the Renaissance, contrasting the different regional musical styles which emerged during the golden period of lute composition.

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Ref: CDG1114

Flower of Chivalry

Flower of Chivalry

24 tracks 61 min
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Tranquil medieval music featuring The Hilliard Ensemble

An emphasis on peace and calm in this selection of medieval music, including gentle songs by one of the greatest composers of the age, Guillaume Dufay, whose music charmed the ears of the Burgundian court in the fifteenth century. Plus harp music by King Henry VIII.

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Ref: CDG1117

Music of the Middle Ages

Music of the Middle Ages

Songs, laments and dances

Music found in medieval manuscripts that evokes the age of chivalry and courtly love. This richly varied programme includes plainchant and instrumental pieces played on a psaltery (small harp) and portative (portable) organ of the kind often seen in medieval paintings.

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Ref: CDG1055

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