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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67129
Recording details: August 1999
St Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Produced by David Skinner
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: October 2000
Total duration: 6 minutes 17 seconds

'It is difficult to imagine more lucid or elegant performances. In a very short time, The Binchois Consort have established themselves as one of the very finest ensembles in the field' (Gramophone)

'Excellent. It is a perfect example of that all-too-rare marriage of first-rate scholarship and high-quality musicianship' (The Daily Telegraph)

'A very fine disc. Another first-rate disc from Andrew Kirkman: this is a must' (International Record Review)

'Fascinating' (CDReview)

Regina caeli I
composer
author of text
Antiphon to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Paschal Time

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Regina coeli I must count as one of the most limpidly beautiful compositions of the later fifteenth century. Each line has an almost sculptural quality, and each emerges periodically from the texture to articulate a series of carefully-planned and gently-paced climaxes. Even the passage of four-against-three proportion near the beginning of the second part of the motet – a touch of typically Busnoisian rhythmic complexity – does nothing to detract from the overall sense of calm and elegance that wreathes this glorious piece.

from notes by Andrew Kirkman © 2000

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