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The group's founding director, Stevie Wishart, conceived of Sinfonye as a group combining improvisatory skills derived from traditional music with performance practices recreated from historical research and is particularly interested in repertories sung, inspired or composed by women. In 1987, Sinfonye was awarded the highest prize in the Festival van Vlaanderen in Brugge and, joined by Andrew Lawrence King, made their first recording, Bella Domna, for Hyperion. Following an acclaimed London debut in 1988, Sinfonye performed at the Wigmore Hall for the International Prizewinners series, and, joined by Vivien Ellis in 1989, made a second Wigmore Hall appearance as part of their debut British tour for the Early Music Network.

Sinfonye has performed at the major European music festivals and made its American debut in 1990. Other recent projects included working with traditional musicians in Portugal and southern France whose culture relates back to medieval performance practices, and taking part in a Channel Four documentary on improvised music. In 1993 the group gave the British premiere of the recently discovered Cantigas de Amor of Dom Dinis, and have performed the Cantigas de Santa Maria at the Glasgow Early Music Festival with Cantabrian folk singer, Equidad Bares, and also presented a multi-media performance of the works of Hildegard of Bingen at the Cardiff Music Festival.

'Bella Domna – The medieval woman: Lover, poet, patroness & saint' (CDH55207)
Bella Domna – The medieval woman: Lover, poet, patroness & saint
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55207  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Christmas through the ages' (NOEL1)
Christmas through the ages
NOEL1  Super-budget price sampler — Download only  
'Gabriel's Greeting – Medieval English Christmas Music' (CDH55151)
Gabriel's Greeting – Medieval English Christmas Music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55151  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Courts of Love – Music from the time of Eleanor of Aquitaine' (CDH55186)
The Courts of Love – Music from the time of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55186  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
HYP12  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
'The sweet look and the loving manner' (CDA66625)
The sweet look and the loving manner
CDA66625  Deleted  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A chantar m'er (La Comtesse de Die/Wishart)
A chantar m'er de so qu'ieu non volria (La Comtesse de Die)
Aj deus, se sab'ora meu amigo  No 4 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Aj ondas que eu vin veer  No 7 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Avant hier en un vert pre (Anon)
Ave Maria, virgo virginum (Anon/Wishart)
Bele Doette as fenestres se siet (Anon)
Bele Emmelos (Audefroi le Bastart)
Bona domna, un conseil vos deman (Anon)
Can vei la lauzeta mover (Bernart de Ventadorn)
Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Cantigas de amigo (Codax/Lawrence-King)
C'est desoz l'olive en mi les prez (Anon)
C'est la gieus en mi les prez (Anon)
Conortz, era sai ben (Bernart de Ventadorn)
Danse Royale 'No 2' (Anon)
Domna N'Almucs, si-us plages (Iseut de Capio/Almuc de Castelnau)
Domna, pos vos ay chausida (Anon)
Ecce mundi gaudium (Anon/Wishart)
Eno sagrado en vigo  No 6 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax/Lawrence-King)
Era-m cosselhatz, senhor (Bernart de Ventadorn)
Estampie on 'Vide miser et iudica' (Anon/Wishart)
Estampie Royal 'No 3' (Anon)
Estampie Royal 'No 4' (Anon)
Estampie Royal 'No 6' (Anon)
Estat ai en greu cossirier (La Comtesse de Die)
Et une chambre cointe et grant/ET GAUDEBIT (Anon)
Gabriel fram evene king (Anon/Wishart)
Gabriel fram evene king. Untexted realization (Anon/Wishart)
Kalenda maia ni fueills de faia. Instrumental version (Raimbaut de Vaqueiras)
Kalenda maia ni fueills de faia. Vocal version (Raimbaut de Vaqueiras)
La jus desouz l'olive (Anon)
Lasse, pour quoi refusai (Anon)
Li debonnaires Dieus (Anon)
Lolay, lolay. Als I lay on Yoleis night (Anon/Wishart)
L'on dit q'amors est dolce chose (Anon)
Main s'est levee Aëlis/NE (Anon)
Mandad' ei comigo  No 2 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Mia jrmana fremosa, treides comigo  No 3 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Miri it is – Estampie (Anon/Wishart)
Mout m'abelist quant le voi (Marie de Dregnau de Lille)
Na Carenza (Carenza, Alais, Iselda)
Na Maria (Beatritz de Romans)
Non es meravelha s'eu (Bernart de Ventadorn)
Nowell, nowell, nowell! This is the salutacyon of the angell Gabryell (Anon/Wishart)
Ondas do mar de vigo  No 1 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Onques n'amai tant que jou fui amee - instrumental version (Fournival)
Onques n'amai tant que jou fui amee (Fournival)
Por coi me bait me maris (Anon)
Procedenti puero (Anon/Wishart)
Quant flours et glais (Gace Brulé)
Quant je voi la noif remise (Gace Brulé)
Quant voi le tens bel et cler (Gace Brulé)
Quant voi renverdir (Gace Brulé)
Quantas sabedes amar amigo  No 5 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Salva nos, stella maris (Anon/Wishart)
Salve, virgo virginum (Anon/Wishart)
S'anc fuy belha ni prezada. Instrumental version (Cadenet)
S'anc fuy belha ni prezada. Vocal version (Cadenet)
Se be-m partetz, mala dompna, de vos (Gui d'Ussel)
S'ie-us quer conselh, bell' ami' Alamanda (Giraut de Bornelh)
Soufrés, maris (Anon)
Ther is no rose of swych vertu (Anon/Wishart)
Ther is no rose of swych vertu. Instrumental realization (Anon/Wishart)
Tout leis en mi les prez/DOMINUS (Anon)
Toute seule, passerai (Anon)
Untitled instrument piece (Anon/Wishart)
Ut iam cesset calamitas (Anon/Wishart)
Vide miser et iudica / Vide miser et cogita / Wynter (Anon)
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