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Ma fin est mon commencement

composer
author of text

The Hilliard Ensemble
Recording details: February 1989
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1989
Total duration: 5 minutes 38 seconds
 
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Ma fin est mon commencement  [5'38]

Reviews

'Superbly recorded … very impressive indeed' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'lt should be no surprise that this is a real winner' (Fanfare, USA)
Ma fin est mon commencement (‘My end is my beginning’) is a rondeau whose text explains itself – a retrograde canon in words (almost) and music – as well as rehearsing the famous thoughts of Dante and St John. Or as the French lightly put it: ‘Plus ça change …’

from notes by Paul Hillier 1989