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Track(s) taken from CDH55293

Plus bele que flors / Quant revient / L'autrier jouer / FLOS FILIUS EIUS

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Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
Recording details: May 1991
Church of the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: October 1991
Total duration: 3 minutes 34 seconds

Cover artwork: Vita de S Francesco: La Morte del Cavaliere de Celano (detail) by Giotto (c1270-1337)
Basilica di Francesco, Assisi
 
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Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)

Reviews

'The beauty of this once-so-remote music is all immaculately tuned and articulated: what else do you expect from Gothic Voices? … I hope those who didn't collect the set first time are doing so now' (Early Music Review)
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

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