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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: 6 minutes 12 seconds

'Music making of the highest order. Everything shows them at their superb best' (Gramophone)

'Something no lover of early music or admirer of this group should miss' (American Record Guide)

'Superbly engineered' (Classic CD)

Le chant des oiseaulx
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This call of awakening to the season of love – the first day of May, naturally – is famous for its musical representation of French bird-life (and pre-dates Messiaen by some four hundred years!).

from notes by Paul Hillier © 1990

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