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Altera Luce / Currentes


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Lawo Classics   Catalog #: 1132  
Composer:  Francesco LandiniEivind BueneGuillaume de MachautGuillaume Dufay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If the world is brimming over with anything, then it is love songs lasting three to five minutes. Nevertheless, Currentes is adding a new collection to this evergrowing number. Why? Well, we believe we can offer something new. Virtually all of these beautiful songs, written when the rhyme moon/June was first conceived, are essentially unknown to today’s listeners. Those who may already know some of the songs will nonetheless enjoy these creative new Currentes arrangements and instrumentations. And for those who thought that the piano was an eighteenth-century invention, we offer a curiosity: there was a late medieval clavichord with metal tangents, and the ensemble’s keyboardist, David Catalunya, has such a piano reinvented, based on Read more drawings and descriptions from the 1400s. This is the first album to use such an instrument. In addition to the lovely songs from the past, we are especially proud of the totally new songs that Eivind Buene has written for Currentes. His imaginative miniatures for medieval ensemble are recorded here for the first time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Altera Luce by Francesco Landini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
2.
Angelica biltŕ, ballata for 2 voices, S. 54 by Francesco Landini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1350-1397 
3.
Miniature V by Eivind Buene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
4.
Ama, donna, chi t'ama, ballata for 2 voices, S.24 by Francesco Landini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1350-1397 
5.
Miniature VII by Eivind Buene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
6.
Nella Partita by Francesco Landini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
7.
Plourés dames by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
8.
Partesi con dolore by Francesco Landini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
9.
Po che partir convienmi, ballata for 3 voices, S. 118 by Francesco Landini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1350-1397 
10.
Miniature II by Eivind Buene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
11.
Quanto piu caro faj by Francesco Landini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
12.
Miniature IV by Eivind Buene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
13.
Fa metter bando by Francesco Landini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
14.
Miniature VIII by Eivind Buene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
15.
Po' che da morte by Francesco Landini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
16.
Vergene bella by Guillaume Dufay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
17.
Miniature VI by Eivind Buene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Currentes
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 

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