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The effects of good government (fresco fragment, 1337-1340) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (d1348)
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
Track(s) taken from CDH55148
Recording details: March 1987
St John-at-Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Robert van Bahr
Engineered by Robert van Bahr
Release date: November 1990
Total duration: 1 minutes 36 seconds

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This simple monophonic virelai is a relatively early work, dating from before 1349, and shows that Machaut, though famous for his subtle and complex polyphony, was also capable of writing a good tune!

from notes by Paul Hillier © 1990

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