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Hyperion Records

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Medieval sculptures, Mirepoix, France.
Simon Marsden / The Marsden Archive
Track(s) taken from CDH55328
Recording details: December 1996
Grote Kerk Naarden, Netherlands
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: August 1997
Total duration: 8 minutes 2 seconds

'A fine contribution to the repertoire on disc of twelfth-century polyphony. A composite sound of great beauty' (Gramophone)

'Absolutely stunning. Lost music re-born' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Sung with beguiling beauty. These readings renew our sense of wonder at western music's most fundamental innovation—the sound of two voices simultaneously singing different lines that not only fit with, but also enhance, each other' (The Sunday Times)

'Marvellously atmospheric. A rare and highly rewarding disc. Brilliant performances of neglected treasures' (Classic CD)

'Avec un splendide chœur pour le plain-chant, Red Byrd proposent une rencontre vivante et vibrante avec Léonin' (Répertoire, France)

Alleluya. Dulce lignum, dulces clavos
composer
author of text
Alleluia at Mass on the Finding of the Holy Cross

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