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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


Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame
CDA66358Archive Service


Track 19 on CDA66358 [5'38] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA66358 track 19

Recording date
22 February 1989
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
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  1. Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame (CDA66358)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: November 1989
    Deletion date: March 2016
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