Music of the Crusades

Music of the Crusades

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by David Munrow
     
 

This disc features vocal and instrumental music pertaining to the crusades, and the performers are the Early Music Concert of London under the directorship of David Munrow. This easily one of the best period instrument ensembles from the second half of the 20th century, and the clearly know what they are doing. Though the music is never inelegant, it often does have… See more details below

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This disc features vocal and instrumental music pertaining to the crusades, and the performers are the Early Music Concert of London under the directorship of David Munrow. This easily one of the best period instrument ensembles from the second half of the 20th century, and the clearly know what they are doing. Though the music is never inelegant, it often does have overtones of an entrenched martial resolve. This is not the music of moderate times, but it is not bloodthirsty either. Meditative, gorgeous melodies are part of the programme, as are works featuring aggressive percussion and a direct, unconquerable sound. The diversity of the disc is one of its strengths. Many of the works are by unknown or anonymous composers, but they all from 12th-13th centuries, ascribing to the troubadour tradition, from the few manuscripts that survived that period. Apart from the stellar musicians, this recording also features five singers of comparable merit, and no shortcomings among them can be detected after several hearings. Enthusiastic, painstaking research as obviously gone into the performance practice in operation here, and the delivery is genuinely inspired. Readers interested in becoming familiar with this sort of material will be especially satisfied with this recording, made in 1970 with excellent sound.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/1991
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028943026420
catalogNumber:
430264
Rank:
16170

Tracks

  1. La Quinte Estampie Real, for consort  -  Anonymous, Manuscrit du Roi  - James Blades  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  - Jeremy Tilston
  2. Pax in Nomine Domini!, for consort  -  Marcabru  - Oliver Brookes  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  - Nigel Rogers  - Eleanor Sloan  - Jeremy Tilston
  3. Parti de mal et a bien atourné, for consort  -  Anonymous, French  - James Bowman  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  - Jeremy Tilston  - James Tyler
  4. Chevelier mult estez quariz  -  Anonymous  - Oliver Brookes  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow  - Geoffrey Shaw  - Eleanor Sloan  - Jeremy Tilston
  5. Chanterai por mon coraige (chanson)  - Guiot de Dijon  - Oliver Brookes  - Christina Clarke  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow  - Jeremy Tilston  - James Tyler
  6. Danse Real  -  Anonymous  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  - James Tyler
  7. Sede, Syon, in Pulvere, for consort  -  Anonymous  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  - Nigel Rogers
  8. Palästinalied (Kreutzfahrlied) ("Nu alrest lebe ich mir werde"), song  - Walther von der Vogelweide  - James Bowman  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow  - James Tyler
  9. Condicio . . . O Nacio . . . Mane Prima, for consort  -  Anonymous  - James Bowman  - Charles Brett  - Oliver Brookes  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow  - Eleanor Sloan
  10. O Tocius Asie, for consort  -  Anonymous  - James Bowman  - Charles Brett  - Oliver Brookes  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow  - Eleanor Sloan
  11. La Uitime Estampie Real, for consort  -  Anonymous, Manuscrit du Roi  - James Blades  - Oliver Brookes  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  - Eleanor Sloan
  12. Cum Sint Difficilia for consort  -  Anonymous  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow  - Gillian Reid  - Nigel Rogers  - Geoffrey Shaw
  13. Li nouveax temps et maiz et violete, for consort, R. 985  - Chastelain de Couci  - James Bowman  - Oliver Brookes  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow  - James Tyler
  14. Fortz causa es, for consort  - Gaucelm Faidit  - Oliver Brookes  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow  - Nigel Rogers  - James Tyler
  15. Je Ne Puis . . . Amors Me Tienent . . . Veritatem, for consort  -  Anonymous  - James Bowman  - Charles Brett  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  - Gillian Reid
  16. Ahi, amours, con dure departie  - Conon de Béthune  - Oliver Brookes  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow  - Nigel Rogers  - Eleanor Sloan  - James Tyler
  17. La Tierche Estampie Real, for consort  -  Anonymous, Manuscrit du Roi  - James Blades  - Oliver Brookes  -  Early Music Consort of London  - David Munrow  - Eleanor Sloan  - James Tyler
  18. Ja nus hons pris, for consort  - Richard I Coeur-de-lion  - James Bowman  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow
  19. Au tens plain de felonnie, for consort  -  Thibault IV, King of Navarre  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Christopher Hogwood  - David Munrow  - Nigel Rogers  - Eleanor Sloan  - James Tyler

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