Par un matinet/Hé, sire!/Hé, bergier!/EIUS

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Here, as in Trois sereurs, are three closely related texts which welcome a sequential presentation. Isolating the three parts helps to emphasize how well formed they are and also how homogeneous is their style; they share a preference for stepwise motion, for a virtually identical range and tessitura, and for a shared repertoire of ornaments. When they are combined and each part competes for attention, we hear the kind of exhilarating tangle and clamour which was so attractive to thirteenth-century listeners, and which restores to the perfect consonances—where all the parts agree in fifths and octaves—the almost magical power which medieval music theory attributed to them.

from notes by Christopher Page © 1990

Recordings

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
CDH55273Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 5 on CDH55273 [4'37] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDH55273 track 5

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-42305
Duration
4'37
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 5
    Release date: September 1990
    Deletion date: January 2006
    Superseded by CDH55273
  2. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (CDH55273)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: February 2007
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)