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Track(s) taken from CDH55290

The Agincourt Carol

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Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
Recording details: October 1986
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: August 1987
Total duration: 3 minutes 56 seconds

Cover artwork: A King (? Henry V) at Mass.
Trinity College Library, Cambridge, MS B.1.17, f. 31v

Other recordings available for download

The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (conductor)


'The music is fascinating. Readers interested in trying medieval repertoire could hardly do better than start here' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)
The confident strut of this justly famous piece, articulating as it does in very direct (almost ballad-like) strophic fashion the prevalent mood of popular celebration at the king’s exploits, would have made it a singularly appropriate statement for his well-documented return to London after his great victory, alongside the giant, lion, antelope and larger-than-life figure of St George who leered down on the assembled populace from their lofty perches on London Bridge.

from notes by Andrew Kirkman & Philip Weller © 2017

Other albums featuring this work

Gothic Voices Gramophone Award Winners Collection
CDS44251/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Music for the 100 Years' War
Studio Master: CDA68170Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The Service of Venus and Mars
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