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Ma fin est mon commencement

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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

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Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame
CDA66358

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Track 19 on CDA66358 [5'38]

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