Beneath the northern star
The rise of English polyphony, 1270-1430

This new album from The Orlando Consort charts the radical development of music between the late thirteenth and mid fifteenth centuries—the transition from what is at essence embellished chant to the extraordinary mathematical intricacies of experimental polyphony.

CDA68132  72 minutes 15 seconds
‘The Orlandos sensibly espouse the music’s rough edges … courting roughness themselves in a good cause’ (Gramophone)
Early Music Review
‘Both instructive and beautifully performed’ (Lark Reviews)