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Track(s) taken from CDH55273
Recording details: March 1990
Church of the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: September 1990
Total duration: 1 minutes 15 seconds

Plus bele que flors / Quant revient / L'autrier jouer / FLOS FILIUS EIUS
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Other recordings available for download
Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
Introduction
The Quadruplum is an unusual one; it has a strict syllable count (all the lines having five syllables) and a rigorous ABAB rhyme-scheme throughout. This is matched in the setting. The minor triad which opens the piece—and the major triad which provides its penultimate sonority—shows the kind of strategic dissonance (for so these combinations of intervals were classified) that is to be found in the thirteenth-century motet. On the whole, however, this is a remarkably restrained and mellifluous piece and one that reveals the beauty of sound which thirteenth-century composers often achieved.

from notes by Christopher Page 1990


Other albums featuring this work
'The Medieval Romantics' (CDH55293)
The Medieval Romantics
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