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

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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

Recordings

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
CDH55273
The Medieval Romantics
CDH55293

Details

Track 4 on CDH55273 [1'15]
Track 8 on CDH55293 [3'34]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66423 track 4

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ISRC
GB-AJY-90-42304
Duration
1'15
Recording date
23 March 1990
Recording venue
Church of the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (CDA66423)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: September 1990
    Deletion date: January 2006
    Superseded by CDH55273
  2. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (CDH55273)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: February 2007
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