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De Amore


Release Date: 03/07/2006 
Label:  Calliope   Catalog #: 9360   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ligeriana
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : European Union   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Montpellier Manuscrit is the richest single source of thirteenth-century French motets, a musical treasure revealing an extraordinary assortment of styles and literary genres, and written in Latin and medieval French (langue d'oïl and occasionally langue d'oc.) The religious and the secular, the elegant and the crude, the serious and the comical are found side by side and sometimes even together in the same motet. Some of these pieces have often been performed, but so far no one has attempted to bring out the diversity and abundance of the manuscript's contents. Ligeriana aims to illustrate the wealth of inspiration that is found in this chansonnier and show the different treatments of the recurrent theme of love. The voices are Read more subtly accopanied by medieval instruments. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Montpellier Codex by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ligeriana
Written: 13th Cent 

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